Two of Western Australia's finest writers, Sarah Hay and Anne-Louise Willoughby, have gained teaching positions at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts.
Both are UWA graduates and will teach units in the discipline of English and Cultural Studies in the School of Social Sciences in Semester Two.
Sarah Hay completed a Bachelor of Arts (English and History) in 2009. Her first novel Skins won the 2001 Australian Vogel Literary Award.
She also won Best Young Writer at the 2003 Sydney Writers Festival, and was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society and Literature.
Sarah Hay has also spent time working in journalism and public relations. She will teach in the field of creative writing.
Anne-Louise Willoughby completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in English) in 2010 and has worked as a journalist for 30 years.
She was a magazine editor for Australian Consolidated Press in WA for 14 years and her magazine work has been syndicated internationally.
Anne-Louise Willoughby is currently completing a PhD at UWA and has been appointed to teach in the field of autobiographical writing.