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Catherine Cole Catherine Cole i(A8204 works by) (a.k.a. Cathy Cole)
Gender: Female
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Dr Catherine Cole has taught and co-ordinated a number of writing subjects at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Sydney, New South Wales, and has supervised post graduate writing students. Dr Cole has also been on the Committee of Management of the Australian Society of Authors. She conducted research in Paris, while a recipient of the Keesing Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, and in Hanoi, as a recipient of a residential Asialink Centre Fellowship (2001). She has also engaged in a number of research projects in the areas of contemporary Aboriginal writing and Australia's literary connections with Vietnam. In 2009, Cole was Chair of Creative Writing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT).

Two of Coles's unpublished novels were commended for awards for manuscripts - 'For Reasons of Their Own' commended in the Angus and Robertson Literary Award (1994) and 'Sleep' commended in the Jim Hamilton Manuscript Award (1996). Cole has published poetry, short fiction, crime novels and non-fiction examinations of crime writing.

(Source: University of Technology Sydney website,

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $40,000 for fiction.
2005 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $15,000 for fiction.
2002 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Keesing Studio Writer's Residency Cole received the residency for 6 months beginning on 1 August 2002. The award was granted to spend time working on her Hanoi novel and exploring how contemporary French politics are finding their way into French popular culture and fiction, including crime fiction.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 11622868 2017 selected work short story

'The room rustled as the children looked around. They knew no one had been to the coast but they checked in case for liars, for the too-dumb to know the difference between the real world and the television, for the dreamers.

'A young boy yearns for a rabbit; a man battles for his father's love; a group of middle-class Australians find themselves in a newly renovated house; and an elderly refugee worries about his daughter's sea voyage. Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark is about seeking refuge, about how we define home and what makes us feel safe. The stories in this collection ask a simple question: what does it mean to live with compassion and kindness?' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Aphorisms for a War i "I am learning French so I can understand what needs no explanation.", 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Tremble : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016; (p. 112-114)
2016 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon The Grave at Thu Le Sydney : Picador , 2005 Z1196891 2005 single work novel
2005 commended Asher Literary Award
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