The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr. Catherine Noske has just joined the University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.
Kate joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a Ph.D in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), has won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and has been a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK. Her critical and creative work has been published in Australia and the UK and she has co-edited an anthology of postgraduate fiction and poetry (Verge, 2011).
Kate is very excited to be starting with the journal. "I have admired Westerly for a long time, and the chance to work with the journal is one I eagerly accepted.... A journal with the heritage and history of Westerly offering such support to writers at the beginning of their careers – at the same time as publishing work from authors recognised on an international level – is wonderful. This is something I am keen to continue in my editorship, even while we have plans for change." Kate hopes to further develop the online presence of Westerly, as well as maintaining the high-quality print editions the journal is known for. "We are hoping to achieve a balance between the traditional presentation of literary works in analogue format - something not to be underestimated - and the wider connections which can be made in the digital world."
Kate's first issue of Westerly will come out in November (Westerly 60.2). The next issue of Westerly (60.1) is currently being prepared for press under the editorship of Dr. Lucy Dougan and Paul Clifford. It will be launched in July, details to be released.
Paul Clifford (Website Editor, Westerly Centre) +61 8 6488 3403
Christine Lindsay (Marketing Manager, Faculty of Arts) +61 8 6488 1427
David Stacey (University Media Manager, Marketing and Communications) +61 8 6488 3229