Kathleen Mary Fallon


Kathleen Mary Fallon holds a BA (psych. and lit.) from the University of Queensland, a Teacher’s Diploma in Special Ed. from Mt Gravatt Teachers’ College and a Masters in Lit. and Comm. from Murdoch University. She currently lectures in the creative writing programme in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

She has written in a variety of mediums and genres:-
Novels: ‘Working Hot’, Sybylla, Melbourne, 1989, reprinted by Random House/Vintage, Sydney, 2000 (won the Victorian Premier’s Award for New Writing in 1989); ‘Paydirt’, University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 2007.

Text for music: ‘Spill’, composer Ralph Tyrrell (Textite Productions, Bay Street Theatre, Sydney, 1987); ‘Matricide - the Musical’, composer Elena Kats-Chernin (Chamber Made Opera, Studio 45, 1998); ‘Laquiem’, composer Andree Greenwell (The Studio at the Sydney Opera House, 1999).

Film: ‘Call Me Mum’, a feature film based on Kathleen’s experience as the foster mother of a Torres Strait Islander boy. (Commissioned by SBS, produced by Big and Little Films, directed by Margot Nash. The script was short-listed for New South Wales Premier’s Award and the AWGIE Award for script. Premiered at the SIFF in 2006.) Laquiem (a short film directed by Andree Greenwell).

Plays: 'Buyback' (Carlton Courthouse, 2006)

Kathleen has also written short stories, poetry, reviews and essays for various journals and anthologies.

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