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.
Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was 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).
Dr Noske said she was 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."
Dr Noske 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."
Her 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 It will be launched in July, and features a previously unpublished piece by Dorothy Hewett and photographs taken by Randolph Stow at the Forrest River Mission (Oombulgurri).
For more information visit westerlymag.com.au
Dr Catherine Noske (+61 4) 27 233 467
Westerly Centre (+61 8) 6488 3403
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716