Award-winning South Australian author Dr Cath Kenneally has been announced the inaugural Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow. The fellowship – the first of three $30,000 fellowships funded by the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund – will see Dr Kenneally become a writer-in-residence for six months at the JMCCCP. Dr Kenneally will work on her latest novel, as well as giving a masterclass to members of the centre and students in the Department of English and Creative Writing.
Dr Kenneally is an accomplished author, with two published novels (Room Temperature and Jetty Road) to her name, as well as six books of poetry and various other publications. She is a regularly published reviewer of books and visual arts in The Weekend Australian, Australian Book Review, and the Adelaide Review, and, since 1990, has been a producer and presenter of flagship arts programs on Radio Adelaide, such as Arts Breakfast and Writers Radio. Her awards include the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship and the John Bray National Poetry Award.