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Lecturer, Creative Writing, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Claire Corbett is a writer, lecturer in creative writing and fiction editor of Overland Literary Journal. She is on the board of Varuna, the National Writers' House.

Her novel When We Have Wings was published in 2011 by Allen & Unwin and shortlisted for the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award and the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.

Watch Over Me was published by Allen & Unwin in 2017. She has had stories, articles and reviews published in Island Magazine, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Antipodes, Griffith Review, The Monthly, The Diplomat, The Australian, Spineless Wonders, Southerly and Best Australian Stories, among other publications.


  • 2019–present
    Fiction Editor, Overland Literary Journal
  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 2019 
    Western Sydney University, Doctor of Creative Arts


  • 2014
    The Last Space Waltz? 2001: A Space Odyssey and NASA, Overland Autumn
  • 2013
    Snake In The Grass, Griffith Review #42: Once Upon a Time in Oz
  • 2011
    When We Have Wings, Allen & Unwin

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Lockie Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society of Authors