West, Patrick

Deakin University

Dr Patrick West is a Senior Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University, Melbourne. His short-story collection, The World Swimmers, was published by The International Centre for Landscape and Language, Edith Cowan University, Perth, in 2011. The Australian’s reviewer wrote that The World Swimmers contains “incredible insight into the human condition throughout.” In 2012 Patrick wrote and co-produced the 27 minute fictional-documentary film Sisters of the Sun (directed by Simon Wilmot).