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Dr Sam Carmody

Lecturer, Unit Coordinator Creative Writing

Pastoral Literature, Australian Literature, Indigenous Literature, Australian Masculinity

  • Name: Dr Sam Carmody
    Position: Lecturer, Unit Coordinator Creative Writing


    Qualifications: Doctoral Candidate, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts Curtin University - Doctoral Thesis: ‘The Lonely Shore: Pastoral Poetics in Australian Coastal Narratives’ Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University - Majors: Creative Writing and Professional Writing

    Professional memberships and associations
    • 2015 Winner, Griffith Review Varuna Residency
    • 2014 Shortlisted, The Australian/Vogel Award
    • 2010 Winner, Mary Grant Bruce Award, Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards

  • Sam Carmody teaches the Diploma of Creative and Indigenous Writing at ACIKE (a partnership between Batchelor Institute and Charles Darwin University). Carmody is an award-winning writer and musician. His work has been published in the Griffith Review and ABC’s The Drum, and his short fiction has been featured in the Review of Australian Fiction.

    Sam Carmody’s debut novel The Windy Season was shortlisted for the 2014 the Australian/Vogel’s Award. It will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2016.
  • Fiction

    The Windy Season. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2016 [Forthcoming, Novel]
    “Stark.” The Australian Review of Books. Ed. Laurie Stead. 2015 [Forthcoming, Short Fiction]
    “Deeper Water.” The Kid and the Karaoke Stage. Ed. Georgia Richter. Fremantle Press, 2012 [Short Fiction]
    “The Windy Season.” Sitelines. Curtin University. 2009 [Short Fiction]


    “The Swimming Speed of Sharks and Other Lessons.” Griffith Review. 47 (2015): 139-148. [Essay]
    “A Surfer’s Defence of The Great White Shark.” The Drum. ABC. 3 Jan. 2014 [Essay]
    “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The Blurb. 2009 [Feature Article]
    “High Tide.” Grok Magazine. Curtin University. 2009 [Feature Article]