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paddy o'reilly

Paddy O’Reilly’s latest book is Peripheral Vision, a short story collection published by UQP.

Her novel The Wonders was published in 2014. Winner of the Norma K Hemming award and nominated for the Kirkus Prize. The Fine Colour of Rust, a comic novel with serious themes, was released in 2012.

Shortlisted for the ASAL Gold Medal. Paddy’s first short story collection, The End of the World was published to critical acclaim in 2007. The stories in the collection won a number of national and international story awards.

The End of the World was chosen as one of the year’s best books in various publications from Australian Book Review to The Financial Review.

Shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Paddy’s debut novel, The Factory, was broadcast in fifteen episodes as the ABC Radio National Book Reading.