Paddy O'Reilly

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Paddy O'Reilly is a multiple award-winning Australian writer. Her first major short story prize was the Age Short Story Award in 2002 for her story, "Snapshots of Strangers"[1]. She was an Asialink resident to Japan in 1997 [2] and has also won residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Varuna, The Writers' House, Bundanon Trust, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre and the Newcastle Lockup[3], among others. She has won the Norma K Hemming Award[4] and been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal [5] and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.[6] Her novels and stories have been published in Australia, Europe and the US. Heart of Pearl, a short film for which she wrote the screenplay, was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award.


  • 2005 (Novel) The Factory, Thompson Walker, Melbourne, republished 2015 by Affirm Press, Melbourne
  • 2007 (Story Collection) The End of the World, U.Q.P., St Lucia
  • 2007 (Novella) "Deep Water" in Love and Desire, ed. Cate Kennedy, Five Mile Press, Rowville
  • 2012 (Novel) The Fine Colour of Rust, Blue Door HarperCollins, London; Atria Simon and Schuster, New York (writing as P. A. O'Reilly)
  • 2014 (Novel) The Wonders, Affirm Press, Melbourne; Atria Simon and Schuster, New York
  • 2015 (Story Collection) Peripheral Vision, U.Q.P., St Lucia


  1. ^ "Writer's winning streak -". Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  2. ^ "Home". Asialink. 27 February 2018.
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  6. ^ "2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards - Matilda". Retrieved 2018-03-20.

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