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

Eleanor Elliott Thomas

Eleanor Elliott Thomas worked for many years as a human rights lawyer and now writes full-time. Alongside her work as a novelist, she publishes a fortnightly Substack newsletter on books, TV and popular culture (What Is This, Who am I, Please Help), and makes occasional comics about a stressed-out anthropomorphic bear ( She has written reviews for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Limelight Magazine, and published and performed short fiction for the Sleepers Almanac and the Slow Canoe Journal. In 2022, she completed the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course, and was signed by Text Publishing. Her first novel is The Opposite of Success (2023), - a contemporary comedy about failure.


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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