Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels, The Factory, The Fine Colour of Rust and The Wonders, and two collections of short stories, The End of the World and Peripheral Vision. Her novels and stories have won and been shortlisted for many major awards, and have been published, anthologised and broadcast in Australia, China, Europe, the UK and the USA.

Her work is regularly in the best book lists in Australia. Paddy spent several years working as a copywriter and translator in Japan. She now resides in her home town, Melbourne, Australia.