Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), short story collection Inherited (2011), and the narrative non-fiction title Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. Elemental was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and in 2016 was published in the UK. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly, Island, Indigo, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and several anthologies. She has also worked as a book editor for many years. Amanda lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.

Books from this author

How to Be an Author
Kathleen O'Connor of Paris
Purple Prose


Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship, WA Premier’s Book Awards (Winner 2019)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (Shortlisted 2014)
Alice Award (Nominated 2018)
Patricia Hackett Prize for Best Contribution to Westerly (Winner 2001)
University of Canberra National Short Story Award (Winner 2003)
Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award (Winner 1996)