Announcing the 2021 Creative Writing Fellow

We are pleased to announce Dr Kylie Boltin as the Fryer Library’s Creative Writing Fellow for 2021.

Photo: Noel McLaughlin

Kylie is a Walkley Award-winning producer/journalist and NSW Premier's Literary award-winning screenwriter. She co-creates interactive films at SBS that have screened and exhibited all over the world, including SXSW, Idfa DocLab, Sheffield DocFest and have been recognised with dozens of awards. She is the producer/digital commissioner of Cronulla Riots: the day that shocked the nation winner of the 2014 Walkley for Multimedia, AIB Award, UN Media Award and NSW Multicultural Award for Best Online and the producer/originator of The Boat a multi-award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Nam Le's seminal short story. Kylie is also the writer and producer of Missing, the true crime interactive documentary, which won the PXN International Award at the NewImages Festival in Paris and the 2020 Betty Roland Award for screenwriting at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Kylie’s PhD in Creative Media (Film and TV) awarded by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology proposed an inclusive model of documentary production that privileges meaningful collaboration with multicultural and diverse communities. She also holds a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) and Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Cultural studies and English literature from the University of Melbourne. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in writing and film in Australia and as a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College in the USA.

Kylie’s Creative Writing Fellowship will enable her to write a novel to be titled Snakebite. This detective auto-fiction is based on a true story. The development of the manuscript relies on access to collections in the Fryer Library and the Otto Hirschfeld Memorial Collection.

The Creative Writing Fellowship provides an emerging Australian author with the opportunity to develop a new work of creative writing, drawing on the special collections of the Fryer Library as inspiration for a novel, play, collection of short stories, a book of poems, novella, or associated creative work.

The Fellowship is offered with the generous support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and library donors. 


Last updated:
19 January 2021