Cath Crowley

Cath Crowley has written that: ‘I’m interested in art but I’m even more interested in how people on the edges find a way to fit in – and in what happens to them if they don’t.’
 
It is not surprising then that her work for young adults deals with that very idea. Family, friendship and love are also recurring themes in her writing.
 
Cath Crowley's books for young adults have been published in Australia and internationally. Her titles include The Gracie Faltrain trilogy and Chasing Charlie Duskin, which was shortlisted for the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year in 2006. Graffiti Moon won the 2011 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature and the prize for Young Adult Fiction in the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
 
Before becoming a writer, Cath studied radio production and literature at University and then worked for some time as an English teacher.  While travelling overseas, she wrote letters home to her brother, who later turned them into a musical, called The Journey Girl. After studying professional writing at TAFE, Cath wrote articles for papers and magazines and began her first novel, The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain.  Cath now writes full time, as well as running writing workshops with students across the country.  She lives in Yarraville, Victoria, in a flat that was once a dentist’s waiting room.
 
The Literature Centre is delighted to have Cath in-residence in Term 4, 2013 as a presenting author for our Talented Young Writers' Programme.

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