Gabrielle Carey

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Gabrielle Carey published her first co-written book, Puberty Blues, while still in her teens. She has since written biography, autobiography, memoir, essays and articles. Her most recent book, Moving Among Strangers (UQP 2013), was the joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction and short-listed for the 2015 National Biography Award. 

Gabrielle holds a Master of Arts (English) from the Australian Catholic University and a Doctorate of Creative Arts (Writing) from Western Sydney University. Her Masters thesis was titled ‘From Transcendence to Immanence — the development of the concept of the divine in the poetry of Judith Beveridge’. The theoretical component of her doctorate, otherwise known as the exegesis, focussed on the personal essay.

For the past twenty years Gabrielle has taught writing at various universities including the University of Canberra, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney. She currently teaches creative non-fiction at the University of Technology Sydney.



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Links of Interest

Alexander Edward Carey —

Author of Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty, University of Illinois Press, 1997.

‘A tremendous influence on the work I’ve done,’ Noam Chomsky.

‘A second Orwell in his prophesies,’ John Pilger.

Russell Carey Artwork —

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