Kathryn Heyman is the author of six novels, including Floodline, published by Allen and Unwin in September 2013. She has won numerous awards including an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critics’ Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her radio plays for BBC Radio include adaptations of her own work.
Dr Kathryn Heyman has taught writing for many years, including serving as a Scottish Arts Council Writing Fellow for the University of Glasgow, and teaching fiction and poetry for the University of Oxford. From 2011 – 2013, she was the Senior Judge for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, and an advisor to the awards team in 2016. A member of the Folio Prize Academy, she now directs the fiction program for Faber Academy Australia, and is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program.
Kathryn Heyman’s new novel, Storm and Grace, inspired by freediver Audrey Mestre, will be published in 2016.
Read more about Kathryn Heyman’s last novel, Floodline, here.