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Dr Odette Kelada is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne (as at 2018). She has a PhD in literature, researching the lives of Australian women writers. Her writing focuses on marginalised voices, gender, and racial literacy.

In 2017, she won the Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished novel for Drawing Sybylla.

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Personal Awards

winner For ‘Drawing Sybylla’, an ‘intriguing narrative of five interconnected stories woven together through the poetic figure of a muse, to imagine ‘storylines’ of twentieth century Australian women writers’. (UWAP announcement)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Drawing Sybylla Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 11571879 2017 single work novel fantasy

'‘Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over.’ '                                             'The Yellow Wallpaper' ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

'On stage, a woman named Sybil Jones is making a speech. She is talking about the significance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper'. Behind her sits a panel of writers, facing their audience, and one writer drawing Sybil’s likeness in a contemplative daze.

'The Sybil in the writer’s drawing starts to move, like the women behind Gilman’s wallpaper. She shakes. She takes the writer by the hand and leads her down into the paper, into the dark recesses of her mind, and into Australia’s past — into the real and imagined lives of Australia’s women writers. 

'Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript
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