Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris’s short stories and essays have been published in Australia, Canada, England and the USA.

She won the 2009 Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize for her story ‘The real thing’ and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for an unpublished manuscript.

Her short story collection, Like Being A Wife (Vintage, Random House), and has gone on to be shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis award and the 2011 Age Book of
the Year.


The real thing

FictionOUR FAMILY'S NEVER been very good at ‘family'. When my nephew was conceived my sister and I weren't even speaking, some silly argument about my Northwestern Wildcats T-shirt she'd borrowed when she was sixteen which came back filthy weeks...

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