Writer + Festival Director



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I write about grief, guilt, gender, socially-stigmatised sex, family dynamics, authenticity and communication. My debut book The Girls will be published by Picador in September 2019. I am the Director and founder of Wollongong Writers Festival. I was raised in Western Sydney and currently live and work between WS and Wollongong.


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Some selected accolades


Chloe Higgins is the Director and Chair of Wollongong Writers Festival. She was the 2016 Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer-in-Residence and the Varuna/Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Resident. In May 2017, she was named the winner of the Feminartsy Memoir Prize, and in February 2018, won third place in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters competition. Her debut memoir, The Girls, explores grief, guilt, family dynamics, and socially-stigmatised sex. The Girls will be published by Picador in September 2019 and was listed in the SMH Spectrum’s ‘What to read in 2019’ list.