Belinda Castles won The Australian/Vogel’s literary award for The River Baptists in 2006 and was one of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Best Young Novelists for 2008. Her next novel, Hannah & Emil, won the Asher Literary Award for 2012-13 and her most recent novel, Bluebottle, was longlisted for the Stella Prize for 2019. She has is currently a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney and was previously Director of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. Belinda lives with her husband and daughters on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Belinda is appearing in the 2019 conference.