Author: Deb

Deborah Wardle has fiction and non-fiction stories published by Spinifex Press, Meanjin, Overland, The Big Issue, Castlemaine Independent and Palliative Care Australia’s online journal E-Hospice. She has peer-reviewed articles in Australian and international journals including Meniscus, Mosaic (Canada), Fusion, and Animal Studies Journal. Her short story, ‘Love Letters’ was first shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Prize in 2016, and longlisted in the Peter Carey Short Story Prize. Deborah teaches literature at RMIT and Creative Writing at University of Melbourne. Her PhD thesis explores the ways climate fiction expresses groundwater’s potency and vulnerability in Australian narratives.
Longlist in the Peter Carey Short Story Prize

Longlist in the Peter Carey Short Story Prize

I have further developed the story ‘Love Letters’. It’s been longlisted for the Peter Carey Short Story Prize. Finding a way to show how love begets love is a wonderful challenge.

‘Beneath Our Feet’ shortlisted for Nature Writing Prize – 2019

‘Beneath Our Feet’ shortlisted for Nature Writing Prize – 2019

My essay, ‘Beneath Our Feet’ was shortlisted for the Australian Nature Conservancy – Nature Writing Prize (supported by the Griffith Review). The judges, Delia Falconer and Tom Griffiths, reported that the essay evocatively engaged with the science of groundwater alongside a cultural narrative of groundwater’s vulnerability.

Dr Deb

Dr Deb

I am delighted to have completed my PhD at RMIT with wonderfully encouraging examiners’ reports. Both examiners commended the thorough nature and the timely relevance of the research and encouraged me to pursue publication. I will present excerpts of my dissertation to scholarly journals for publication. Work on re-writing the novel for publication is in …

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Three Akneegoes

Three Akneegoes

I am delighted that Meanjin has accepted my story, ‘The Three Akneegoes’ for their site, Spike. The Three Akneegoes

Latest Update

Latest Update

Deborah’s short story ‘Love Letters’ was shortlisted in the Josephine Ulrick Prize in 2016.