Carrie Tiffany

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. She lives in Melbourne and works as a novelist, agricultural journalist and creative writing teacher. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also shortlisted for many awards including the Miles Franklin Literary Award. It won the inaugural Stella Prize in 2013 and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. Exploded View was published in 2019. Carrie has an MA and a PhD in Creative Arts. She is a creative director of Faber Writing Academy and has taught at RMIT, Writer’s Victoria, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the Banff Centre for Creative Arts in Canada.


Miles Franklin Literary Award (Shortlisted 2020)

ALS Gold Medal (Shortlisted 2020)

Voss Literary Prize (Shortlisted 2020)

University of Queensland Fiction Book Award (Winner 2019)

Stella Prize (Winner 2013)

Miles Franklin Literary Award (Shortlisted 2013)

New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction (Shortlisted 2013)

Women’s Prize for Fiction (Shortlisted 2013)

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2012)

Melbourne Prize for Literature, Best Writing Award (Shortlisted 2012)

Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlisted 2007)

Dobbie Encouragement Award (Winner 2007)

Guardian First Book Award (Shortlisted 2006)

Miles Franklin Literary Award (Shortlisted 2006)

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (Shortlisted 2006)

Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, for Fiction (Winner 2005)

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, for an unpublished manuscript (Winner 2003)