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Paul Carter


Paul’s novel Eleven Seasons won the 2012 Australian/Vogel’s Award. He has a keen interest in the experience of contemporary adolescence and its connections with popular culture, as is reflected in his work.

Where were you born?

Melbourne. I grew up in the suburbs, having spent most of my childhood in Hawthorn.

What other jobs have you had?

University tutor, ESL teacher, editorial assistant.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Masculinity, identity and maturation, parent-child relationships, football culture’s relationship with women.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Winning the 2012 Australian Vogel’s Award; receiving my PhD in Creative Writing from Deakin University in 2009.

Where have been published?

I have been published in Voiceworks and Verandah magazines, Eleven Seasons was published through Allen & Unwin.

What are you passionate about?

My greatest passions are reading, watching and studying films, teaching and travelling.


[The talk went] very well. The mostly male audience of boys and fathers enjoyed hearing about Paul’s journey as a writer and how his early experiences with his own father and grandfather shaped him as a reader and sports lover.

—A. Morris, Scotch College, August 2012

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