Courtney Collins

Courtney Collins is an Australian writer and current recipient of a 2-year fellowship from the Sidney Myer Fund, awarded for talent and courage in a creative field. Her debut novel The Burial was published in 11 countries with shortlistings for numerous prizes in Australia and overseas, including the Stella Award and the NSW Premier’s Award. In the US it was named an “Indie Pick”. The novel is being developed as a feature film by Pure Pictures/Renegade with the support of Screen Australia. Courtney’s second novel, The Walkman Mix, about a peeping Tom ‘looking for love in all the wrong places’, will be released in Australia and overseas in 2017. She is also developing two projects for television, both with female leads. 

Courtney lives in Ngukurr, NT, with her partner.