Bio

Moya Costello has four books – two of short creative prose (Kites in Jakarta, Sea Cruise Books and Small Ecstasies, UQP) and two short novels (The Office as a Boat, Brandl & Schlesinger and Harriet Chandler, Short Odds Publications) – and many pieces individually published in scholarly and literary journals, and anthologies. She has been awarded writing grants and fellowships by government departments and literary organisations. She has been a guest at many writers’ festivals, read her work at various venues, been as writer-in-residence at Monash University, and judged many literary competitions. She is an adjunct lecturer with the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University.  See also an academic publication site.; a general wine quaffing blog, and a local wine drinking blog

Brief CV

 

In the Press

Don Anderson, The National Times on Kites in Jakarta:

In the dominant drab landscape of Australian realistic writing, these volumes come like a fresh breath of wind. A southerly buster.

Katherine England,

The Advertiser

on The Office as a Boat:

The writing is beautifully clear and visually precise.

John Hanrahan, The Age

on Small Ecstasies:

There is wit, irony and comedy in the writing, but also an assured seriousness and high intelligence.

Nicholas Jose, Sydney Review of Books and The Australian Face: Essays from the Sydney Review of Books on Harriet Chandler:

This bold, uncompromising author …. this brilliant, beautiful book.

 

News & Events

recent

NEWS

EVENTS

  • Read at:




    April 17, 2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm AEST, via ZOOM. 

  • See also some recent past events

  • I have a statement on a Tony Tuckson Untitled for an exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery from its permanent collection, co-curated by the Friends committee. September 2020. 

  • My microlit text 'Rain in the Northern Rivers' (inspiring the film Hard Times) was a finalist in the Microflix Festival and Awards for writing. Spineless Wonders Short Australian Stories, the filmmakers: Animation – Caitlin Cao, Charmaine Kwok, Irina Vlachoulis, Jacob Taylor. Sound Design – Julian OliverOctober 2020.  

 

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