Delia Falconer is the author of two novels, The Service of Clouds and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, and two works of non-fiction. Between them, her books have been shortlisted for major literary awards for fiction, nonfiction, history, biography, and innovation, including the Miles Franklin, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Awards.
Sydney, a personal history of her hometown, in NewSouth’s Australian cities series, won the 2011 ‘Nib’ CAL/Waverley Library Award. Her short stories and essays have appeared in many anthologies, including The Penguin Century of Australian Stories and The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. In 2018, she won the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism, for her essay “The Opposite of Glamour”. This marked a turn in her work towards writing about the profound challenges we are all facing—human and non-human alike—in a present of accelerating global change.
Her latest book is Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a time of beauty and loss, which explores how it feels to live as a reader, a writer, a lover of nature and a mother of small children in an era of profound ecological unravelling. https://deliafalconer.com.au/