Dr. David Carlin


Member Since: 04/15/2014

David Carlin is a Melbourne-based writer and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at RMIT University. David’s recent work includes the widely acclaimed memoir Our father who wasn’t there, and leading the online Circus Oz Living Archive project. His creative nonfiction, essays and articles have appeared in Griffith Review, Overland, TEXT, Newswrite, Victorian Writer, Continuum and other journals. He has previously written and directed for theatre, film and circus. Out of our minds, a documentary he wrote and directed for Australia's SBS Television, screened in competition at the Amsterdam International Film Festival (IDFA). David is co-director of RMIT’s nonfictionLab research group and of the WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) Program.  David has won numerous awards and grants including the Varuna Second Book Fellowship, Australia Council and Australian Research Council grants and teaching awards. He co-chairs the international NonfictioNow Conference (Melbourne 2012; Flagstaff, Arizona 2015).

Website: www.davidcarlin.net.au

Twitter Username: @dcarlx


  • Our father who wasn't there , Scribe (February 2010)


  • Associate Professor, Creative Writing at RMIT University


  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing from University of Melbourne (2009)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting