Paddy O'Reilly is a fiction and screenplay writer. Her national story awards include 'The Age', the 'Judah Waten' and the 'Glen Eira My Brother Jack'. Her work has been published widely in literary magazines such as Meanjin , Southerly , Westerly and Island as well as anthologised in books such as Best Australian Stories 2004. Her novel, The Factory , was noted as one of the best books of 2005 in ABR (Australian Book Review) and was Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction. She has also written scripts for films which have been nominated for AFI awards and screened nationally and internationally. Paddy has been Asialink writer-in-residence in Japan, a fellow at Varuna the Writers' House, and a full fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. Paddy lives in Victoria Australia. She has spent several years living in Japan, working as a copywriter and translator.