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Catherine Noske

Dr Catherine Noske

Editor, Westerly Magazine
Westerly Centre

Contact details
Westerly Centre
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3403
Catherine completed her PhD in creative writing at Monash University, looking at white Australian practices of writing landscape. Her research has been awarded the A.D. Hope Prize from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. She has been a committee member for the Australian Short Story Festival, a judge of the WA Premier’s Book Prize, and is a board member for writingWA and A Maze of Story. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, a novel, was awarded a Varuna fellowship and shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. She lectures in creative writing and literature, and is editor of Westerly Magazine.
Key research
Contemporary Australian literature
Contemporary Australian creative practice
Creative practices of place-making
Australian Postcolonialism and Transnationalism
Selected Recent Publications

‘Oliver’, Spineless Wonders: Time Anthology. Ed. Cassandra Atherton. Sydney: Short Australian Stories, 2018. Creative. Print.

‘Writing into or drawing from? Self-manifestation through movement in contemporary writing of space’, under review for TEXT Special Issue (2017). Online.

Brown Snake’, Shibboleth and other stories. Ed. Laurie Steed. Margaret River: Margaret River Press, 2016. Creative. Print.

‘Seeing the Cosmos: Ross Gibson’s ‘Simultaneous Living Map’’, JASAL, (2016). Online, URL:

‘Introduction: The View from Above’, Special Edition: New Scholar, ‘The View From Above: Cosmopolitan Culture and its Critics’, Katie Hansord, Catherine Noske, Jay Daniel Thompson (eds.) (2016) Online, URL:

‘Interior Spaces: Reading Landscape through Jill Jones’, Cordite (2016). Online, URL:

‘Due East’, 100 Lightnings. Ed. Studach, Steven. Adelaide: Paroxysm Press, 2015. Creative. Print.

For a full list, follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Editor, Westerly Magazine
Board member, writingWA
Board member, A Maze of Story
Funding received
~ Australia Council, Artistic Development Project Grant (2016)
~ Monash University Institute of Graduate Research, Postgraduate Publication Award (2014)
Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Australasian Association of Writing Programmes
Honours and awards
~ UWA Student Guild's Student Choice Award, (Semester One, 2017)
~ Highly commended, Margaret River Press Short Story Competition, ‘Brown Snake’ (2016)
~ Shortlisted, the Dorothy Hewett Prize, University of Western Australia Publishing, ‘The Call of Salt’, manuscript (2015)
~ Varuna House (National Writers’ House) PIP Residential Fellowship (2014)
~ A.D. Hope Prize, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, ‘In/Of/On – the Mixed Poetics of Australian Spaces; or How I Found the Cubby’ (2013)
~ Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award, ‘Her Mother’s House’ (2009)
Reading Creatively, Writing Creatively (ENGL1501)
Creative Writing: Theory and Practice (ENGL2501)
Studies in Creative Writing (ENGL4103)
Current projects
I am currently working on creative practice and transnationalism in the writing of Randolph Stow.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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