Diane Fahey lives in Clifton Springs on the Bellarine Peninsula.
She is the author of twelve poetry collections, most recently A House by the River. The Wing Collection: New & Selected Poems and The Stone Garden: Poems from Clare were both shortlisted for major book awards. Sea Wall and River Light, a collection of poems set in Barwon Heads, received the ACT government’s Judith Wright Poetry Award in 2007.
Among her awards for individual poems are the Newcastle Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Award. Diane has received literary grants from the Victorian and South Australian Governments, and from the Australia Council, including a grant in 2014 to support the writing of a book on the West of Ireland. She took part in Australian Poetry’s 2013 International Poetry Tour of Ireland.