Erin Hortle


Erin Hortle is a teacher and writer of essays and fiction.

Her debut novel, The Octopus and I, published by Allen & Unwin in 2020, was shortlisted for UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and longlisted for the Voss Literary Prize.


Animal perspective

In ConversationERIN HORTLE: In Tasmania, there is a place where female octopuses emerge from the water and make their way across an isthmus, with a highway running across it, in search of habitat to extrude their eggs. Luckily, on the...

Top of the class

Memoir IT WAS A strange moment, becoming aware that a school I had attended was classified as ‘disadvantaged’. I was standing on the edge of the waterlogged deck of a shack down on Bruny Island and although I was protected...

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