University of South Australia

Dr Rebekah Clarkson is an academic learning adviser at the University of South Australia. She has taught creative writing at several Australian Universities, the University of Texas at Austin and most recently as a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s. Her fiction writing has been recognised in major awards in Australia and overseas, including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Prize and Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. Her short stories have appeared in publications including Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories and Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Women (Black Inc.). She is the author of Barking Dogs (Affirm Press), a critically acclaimed short story cycle set in Mount Barker, South Australia where the author lives. Rebekah serves as Board Member of the Society for the Study of the Short Story and President of the Association for Academic Language and Learning.

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