ACT Writer in Residence at UNSW Canberra

| 21 Aug 2017

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One of Australia’s most highly acclaimed fantasy authors, Isobelle Carmody, is soon to arrive for a month-long visit with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences as the 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence.

Isobelle will be in residence on campus through 28 August – 22 September.

The ACT Writer-in-Residence program is an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre in close collaboration with UNSW Canberra and supported by the Copyright Agency Ltd. It seeks to bring to Canberra writers of national and international stature who would not otherwise be able to access the state’s resources.

Isobelle’s Obernewtyn Chronicles, which she began writing in high school, have placed her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia. Her award-winning short stories and books have been translated around the world, capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and young adults.

During her visit Isobelle will teach classes for undergraduates in the English and Media Studies discipline, and deliver a public talk and reading on Thursday 21st of September at 6pm, venue to be announced. 


For further inquiries, please contact Professor Nicole Moore at

For details on Isobelle’s activities with the ACT Writers Centre, see their website:


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