Kathy Tierney

Kathy Tierney


Kathy Tierney is a writer who has won seven literary awards: The Sun Herald  book prize (1982) for a science-fiction short story, Joint first prize in the local section of the 2004 Newcastle Poetry Prize, first prize in the 2005 Denis Butler Memorial Award (free form poetry), a commendation award in the 2007 Roland Robinson Literary Award, second prize in the 2017 Bessie Jennings Award Literary Writing Competition, Highly Commended in The Bridport Prize (short story) and third place in The Anansi Archive Autumn 2021 Poetry Competition. She has been published in various literary journals and anthologies. She has an Associate Degree of Creative Writing from Southern Cross University and a Bachelor of Creative Writing with Distinction from Deakin University in Australia. Her novel The Social Prophet was published globally in November 2021 and her debut novel The Choosing Time was published in March 2022. Kathy enjoys running, swimming, playing violin and piano and reading. She lives in Armidale, NSW, Australia.

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