Catherine Cole is a Professor of Creative Writing at RMIT University in Melbourne. She supervises post graduate writing students at RMIT and the University of Technology in Sydney, teaches writing and creativity and manages a range of research projects with a focus on Australian and international writers and writing.
Catherine is a novelist, non-fiction writer, essayist, reviewer and literary judge. She has delivered international and Australian conference papers on writing and literary studies and is regularly invited to present papers at literary festivals and for schools.
She has published three novels – Dry Dock, Skin Deep and The Grave at Thu Le, and the non-fiction books, The Poet Who Forgot and Private Dicks and Feisty Chicks: An interrogation of Crime Fiction.
She is currently co-editing Fashion in Fiction with fellow academics Professor Peter McNeill and Dr Vicki Karaminas and editing an anthology of writing about Vietnam for UWA Press. Also, Catherine is currently completing The Rubrics of Sleep, a novel set in Sydney and London.
The third and fourth countries
EssayIN THE FRONTISPIECE of my next novel, La Tombe de Thu Le, I have used a quote from the British writer and historian Ronald Fraser: "What actually happened is less important than what is felt to have happened. Is...
Learning to write
GR OnlineA FEW MONTHS ago an article by the distinguished American author and academic Louis Menand appeared in the New Yorker, asking whether creative writing can or should be taught. Now I've nothing against the substance of Menand's question – about the methods...