Marion May Campbell

With the help of a Hackett Scholarship from the University of Western Australia, Marion May Campbell received a Maîtrise ès Lettres Modernes from the Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille). Her novels include ‘Shadow Thief’ (Pandanus: May 2006), ‘Prowler’ (F.A.C.P. 1999), ‘Lines of Flight’, (F.A.C.P., 1985), and ‘Not Being Miriam’ (F.A.C.P.,1988), which won the 1989 WA Literary Week Award for Fiction. She has twice been short-listed for the Canada-Australia Prize. She has also written two extended works for performance: ‘Dr Memory in the Dream Home’ (PICA, 1990) and ‘Ariadne's Understudies’ (PICA, 1991). A third, ‘The Half-Life of Creonite’ awaits performance.

Marion’s short fiction, poetry, reviews and essays have appeared in a wide range of journals and reviews. She has been teaching Creative Writing at University of Melbourne since 1999. Together with a graduate team and an Australia-wide editorial board, she edits and publishes the refereed journal of Graduate Creative Writing, ‘Strange’.

‘Shadow Thief’ was short-listed for the 2006 WA Premier’s Book Awards.