Cathy Perkins

Cathy Perkins

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts & Media

Supervisors: Kerrie Davies, Brigitta Olubas

Cathy has worked in book publishing and as an editor at the State Library of New South Wales. Her book The Shelf Life of Zora Cross (2019) was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's History Award and highly commended in the National Biography Award.

Cathy Perkins is completing a PhD (creative practice) in non-fiction writing, including a group biography 'Three Scarlet Women: The Life and Work of Betty Roland, Catherine Duncan and Oriel Gray' about three leftwing Australian playwrights of the mid-20th century.

Book: The Shelf Life of Zora Cross (Monash University Publishing 2019; new edition February 2024)