Victoria Carless

Victoria Carless


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Victoria’s first novel, The Dream Walker, written for young adults, was published by Hachette Australia in July 2017.

Bec Kavanough of the Stella Schools Program described The Dream Walker as “beautifully written…perfectly captures the space between childhood and independence where dreams can be made or broken.” Books+Publishing

Victoria also has a track record as a playwright with seven works produced and toured over the last decade. Her award winning play The Rainbow Dark was published in the collection ‘Staging Asylum’ by Currency Press in 2013.

From 2016 to 2017, Victoria was awarded a State Library of Queensland Research Fellowship. Victoria also holds a PhD in creative writing and teaches script writing at tertiary level. Victoria is a current Griffith Review Fellowship recipient, with a work forthcoming in the Griffith Review 2018 Novella edition.

Victoria grew up in North Queensland with lots and lots of dogs. She now lives in Brisbane with her family.


Write your way out of this one

Work with Victoria to draw on your funny, embarrassing and wonderful moments to create stories your friends will want to read.

Suitable for Grades 5 and up.

Bones in the garden: writing for performance

Here we will look at character, form, structure, language and symbol to develop your haunting new work.

Suitable for Grades 10- 12 and adults. May be tailored for beginning or intermediate writers as well as masterclasses.

Victoria welcomes your invitation to deliver workshops at your school or event and can tailor content to your topic.


The wonky goat track: my pathway to publication

Hear one writer’s take on staying the course

Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults

Regional lives, regional stories

Inspired by the richness of the regions? Be stirred to write the small town, big-hearted story you were born to tell

Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults

Literature and early literacy

Some notes on mothering and writing (or what I learnt reading Noni the Pony for the 100th time)



Victoria Carless