Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Courtney Collins

Courtney Collins is an author, screenwriter and producer. Her first novel, The Burial (2012), was published in ten countries and shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Literary Award, NSW Premier's Literary Award for New Writing and the Stella Prize. The Burial is currently being adapted as a feature film.

In 2019, she travelled to the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India, to research her second novel, BIRD (July, 2024). She presents and co-produces the podcast, Are You Still Working?

Courtney holds a Master of Creative Writing and is completing a PhD titled 'Working Against Whiteness in Creative Literary Production’. She lived in the remote Northern Territory for eight years before relocating to Gumbaynggirr Country, on the Mid North Coast.


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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Berry Writers Festival Partner: BundanonDymocks books & giftsSouth Coast Property StylingBerry Writers Festival Partner: South Coast Writers Centre