Delia Falconer is the award-winning author of four books. Delia’s short stories and essays have been widely awarded and anthologised, including in the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, The Penguin Century of Australian Stories, The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories and various editions of The Best Australian Essays and The Best Australian Stories. Her novels, The Service of Clouds, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, and her memoir, Sydney, have been shortlisted for national awards across the categories of fiction, nonfiction, innovation, history, and biography, including the Miles Franklin, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Awards.
In 2018 she was winner of the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism for her essay “The Opposite of Glamour”. This marked a turn in her work towards writing about the profound challenges we are all facing—human and non-human alike—in a present of accelerating global change. Her fourth book, Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a Time of Beauty and Loss, is published by Scribner Australia.
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