Rhyll McMaster has worked as a secretary, a burns unit nurse and a sheep farmer. Her poetry has been published since she was sixteen.
She is the prize winning author of five poetry books, a radio play, and collaborative artist books including the limited edition Evolutionary History of Edward Kelly in Primary Colours, a poem sequence based on Sir Sidney Nolanís Ned Kelly paintings. Feather Man, a dark social satire about a troubled young artist, is her first novel. Published in 2007 by Brandl & Schlesinger, it is the winner of the inaugural Barbara Jefferis Award and the UTS Glenda Adams Prize, NSW Premierís Awards 2008, and has been short-listed for the Australian Literary Societyís Gold Medal and the Vance Palmer Prize, Victorian Premierís Awards 2007.
Rhyll McMaster will be appearing:
Who ever had a mother straight out of Womenís Weekly?
The impetus provided by family love.