Cory Taylor (dec.)


Cory Taylor was an award-winning screenwriter who also published short fiction and children’s books.

Her first novel, Me and Mr Booker (Text, 2012), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Pacific Region) and her second, My Beautiful Enemy (Text, 2013), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014.


The white experiment

FictionFOREWORDBy Penny HuestonCORY TAYLOR, WHO passed away in July, was a joy to work with. Over the years I was her editor at Text, we became close friends. This extract in Griffith Review, a literary magazine much admired by Cory,...

Claiming the dead

MemoirTHE CEREMONY TOOK place on a glorious morning in March at Cowra cemetery, the sky above a flawless blue, the horizon visible in the green distance across miles and miles of rolling pasture. The Japanese dignitaries had arrived before...

Trouble at dolphin cove

EssayIN A STORY by Ryunosuke Akutagawa called ‘The Spider Thread', the thief and arsonist Kandata is writhing in hell with all the other sinners when the Lord Buddha happens to look down from paradise. Buddha knows, as one who...

Monkey business

Poetry– Don't look them in the eye, she said. They find it confronting. With your build you scream dominant male.She was flattering me, as women often do. I tried to look at everything else, at the unpickable locks on...

Continental drift

FictionALL SHE THOUGHT about was leaving for England. There was nowhere else to go. America, of course, but America was big and brash and she was neither. She was a sweet, dreamy innocent, so America would not suit her...

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