Portrait of Gretchen Shirm

Gretchen Shirm

Gretchen Shirm is a Sydney lawyer and writer. Her collection of interwoven short stories Having Cried Wolf received the 2009 DJ O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship for Emergent Writers.

Gretchen Shirm was born in Kiama in 1979 and moved to the north coast of NSW as a teenager. She has also lived in Holland and Ireland and currently lives in Sydney where she works as a lawyer. Gretchen received the 2009 DJ O'Hearn Fellowship for Emergent Writers for Having Cried Wolf, which will be published in September 2010 by Affirm Press. She holds a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Sydney. Her fiction has been published in various journals.