Gabrielle Carey published her first co-written book, Puberty Blues, while still in her teens. She has since written biography, autobiography, memoir, essays and articles. Her book, Moving Among Strangers (UQP 2013), was the joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction and short-listed for the 2015 National Biography Award. Her essay ‘Waking Up with James Joyce’ was named a ‘Notable Essay’ by Best American Essays 2019. Her most recent book is a bibliomemoir - Only Happiness Here - in search of Elizabeth von Arnim (UQP 2020).
For twenty-five years Gabrielle taught writing at various universities including the University of Canberra, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. She is now a full-time writer and vagabond scholar.