Paddy O’Reilly’s latest book is Peripheral Vision, a short story collection published by UQP. Her novel The Wonders was published in August 2014 in Australia by Affirm Press and February 2015 in the USA by Simon and Schuster. Winner of the Norma K Hemming award and nominated for the Kirkus Prize. The Fine Colour of Rust (HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster), a comic novel with serious themes, was released in 2012 in Australia, the UK and the USA. Shortlisted for the ASAL Gold Medal. Paddy’s first short story collection, The End of the World (UQP) was published to critical acclaim in April, 2007. The stories in the collection won a number of national and international story awards. The End of the Worldwas 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 also in the best books of the year lists in Australian Book Review and the Sydney Morning Herald and was Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction. It was broadcast in fifteen episodes as the ABC Radio National Book Reading. Her novella ‘Deep Water’ was published in 2007 as one of four in the novella anthology, Love and Desire.
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