Sam Carmody


Sam Carmody is a writer and award-winning musician from Geraldton. He is a recipient of the Mary Grant Bruce Award as part of the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards, and his short fiction and non-fiction have been published widely. He won a 2015 Griffith Review Varuna Fellowship to complete his first novel, The Windy Season (Allen & Unwin, 2016), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel’s
Literary Award and longlisted for the 2016 Indie Book Awards. He is currently living in Darwin and teaches creative writing at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Higher Education.


Of monsters and men

MemoirON A SATURDAY morning in March 2014, I found myself speaking in front of a crowd of five thousand people on the shore of Cottesloe Beach, Perth. We were there to protest a state government policy to catch and...


Memoir  We’re not just afraid of predators, we’re transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal sense, we love our monsters. EO Wilson MY OLDER...

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