Amanda O'Callaghan is an Australian writer.
A former advertising executive, she has published and won awards in Australia, Ireland, and the UK. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Queensland. She was awarded a Queensland Writers Fellowship (2016) to assist in the completion of her first book of short stories.
Her debut collection, This Taste for Silence, was published by University of Queensland Press (UQP) in June 2019. It was shortlisted for the Readings New Australian Fiction Prize 2019.
She lives in Brisbane.
Cambridge Flash Fiction Prize (Highly Commended, UK, 2020); Bridport Prize (Third Prize, Flash Fiction, 2019); E J Brady Short Story ('Mallacoota') Award (First Prize, Australia, 2019); Flash500 Annual Short Story Competition (First Prize, UK, 2018); Bath Flash Fiction Award (First Prize, UK, 2017); Queensland Writers Fellowship (2016); Flash500 (First Prize, UK, 2016); Ink Tears (Highly Commended, UK, 2016); Carmel Bird Short Story Award (First Prize, Australia, 2015); Allingham Flash Fiction (First Prize, Ireland, 2015); Angelo B. Natoli Short Story Award (Highly Commended, Australia, 2015); Ink Tears Flash Fiction (Highly Commended, UK, 2014); Aeon Award (First Prize, Ireland, 2013)