Agent: Sophie Hicks
Paddy O’Reilly is an award-winning Australian writer. Her literary career has taken her all over the world, and she has lived all over the world, as Asialink writer-in-residence in Japan; a fellow at Varuna: the Writers’ House; writer-in-residence at both the Kelly Steps Cottage, Tasmania, and at The Lockup, Newcastle; presenter and reader at the International Conference on the Short Story in Toronto and Arkansas; and a full fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, USA.
Paddy’s debut novel, The Factory, was in the best books of the year lists in Australian Book Review and the Sydney Morning Herald and was Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction. It was also broadcast in fifteen episodes as the ABC Radio National Book Reading. Her first short story collection, The End of the World, was published to critical acclaim in 2007, and also hailed as one of the year’s best books in various publications from Australian Book Review to The Financial Review.
More recently, her novel The Wonders (2014/5) was awarded the Norma K Hemming award, and was also nominated for the Kirkus Prize. Paddy’s latest book is Peripheral Vision, published in July 2015 by UQP.