Varuna-Alumni-Westwood.jpg

Kim Westwood

Kim’s writing began with short stories, and fourteen have been published to date: in anthologies in Australia and the USA, including the Review of Australian Fiction (2013), aired on ABC Radio (2007, 2011), and collecting the Scarlet Stiletto Judges’ Prize (2011). Her first novel (The Daughters of Moab, HarperCollins 2008) got her a Varuna Retreat Fellowship. Oh! It was autumn, and beautiful. The second (The Courier’s New Bicycle, HarperCollins 2011) was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award and two crime fiction awards (Ned Kelly, Davitt), and won two speculative fiction awards (Aurealis, Ditmar). Her current, This Desperate Place, garnered an artsACT grant and a month-long residency with the ghosts in the Old Melbourne Gaol. 

Web: kimwestwood.com