Kathleen Epelde

Kathleen Epelde first came to Varuna in 2006 for a Longlines Masterclass, and has recently been shortlisted for the 2010 Varuna – Harper Collins Manuscript Development Awards. Her work has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies, including Award Winning Australian Writing 2010. She won the 2010 Northern Territory Literary Award for best travel short story, and was a finalist in the 2009 Marian Eldridge Awards for Australian Women Writers. She holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of Wollongong, and a law degree from another life in the U.S. She lives in Alice Springs, where she teaches Creative Writing to Indigenous students and is finishing her memoir.