Nathan Hobby is a Perth writer currently working on a biography of the early life of Katharine Susannah Prichard for a creative writing PhD at UWA. His first novel, The Fur, won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and is published by Fremantle Press. His short stories have appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Voiceworks, Studio, and on 720 ABC Radio, as well as a couple of defunct science fiction magazines. His day job is as a librarian and his favourite book of short stories might be Tim Winton’s The Turning, but on the other hand it could be Alice Munro’s Dear Life. He blogs at and

See Nathan on Saturday 22nd of October at 11am for Voices from the West, and at 3:30pm for The Importance of Structure: How to put what where.