Delia Falconer

Delia Falconer (born 1966) is an Australian novelist. She is the author of a novel, The Service of Clouds and a novella, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers. She has been described by Australian critic Peter Craven, in The Best Australian Stories 1999, as "the young Australian writer who has arguably done most to put her signature on the literature of this country". Falconer lives in Sydney. She frequently publishes reviews in newspapers and journals. Her latest (non-fiction) book is Sydney (University of New South Wales Press, 2010).

Falconer is an only child of graphic designer parents; her mother is of Chilean background. She studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. She completed a PhD in English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne.[1] She is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney.[2] In 2018 she won the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism for "The Opposite of Glamour", published in the Sydney Review of Books.[3]



  • The service of clouds, Macmillan, 1997, ISBN 978-0-330-36027-2
  • The lost thoughts of soldiers, Picador, 2005, ISBN 978-0-330-42179-9
  • Sydney: Haunted City, New South, 2010, ISBN 978-1-921410-92-5

As editorEdit

  • The Penguin Book of the Road, an anthology of stories of the road (Camberwell: Penguin, 2008)
  • The Best Australian Stories 2008 (Melbourne: Black Inc, 2008).
  • The Best Australian Stories 2009 (Melbourne: Black Inc, 2009).

Book reviewsEdit

Date Review article Work(s) reviewed
2014 Falconer, Delia (September 2014). "Dark activities : Mark Henshaw's confronting new novel". Australian Book Review. 364: 9–10. Henshaw, Mark. The snow kimono. Text Publishing.


  1. ^ Falconer, Delia (1995), Vanishing points : mapping the road in postwar American culture, retrieved 6 May 2018
  2. ^ "Delia Falconer | University of Technology Sydney". University of Technology Sydney. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Dr Delia Falconer wins 2018 Walkley-Pascall Award". University of Technology Sydney. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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