Paddy O'Reilly

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Paddy O'Reilly is a multiple award-winning Australian writer. She won the Age Short Story Award in 2002 for her story, "Snapshots of a Stranger"[1] and was an Asialink resident to Japan in 1997.[2] She has won the Norma K Hemming Award[3] and been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal [4] and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.[5] She has 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
  • 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. 
  3. ^ "Norma K Hemming Award". The Australian Science Fiction Foundation. 2017-02-05. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards - Matilda". Retrieved 2018-03-20. 

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