‘The Green Bell: a memoir of love, madness and poetry’ has been nominated for the following awards:

Shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, NSW Premier’s Literary Award, 2018.

Longlisted for the Stella Prize, 2018.


 “Keogh’s Green Bell is an intense firework of a book.” Kevin Brophy, The Conversation
 “One of the most beautifully written and wisest memoirs I have ever read.” Fiona Capp, The Sydney Morning Herald
  “A memoir of remarkable eloquence and quiet candour.” Gabriella Coslovich, The Age
 A “kind of radiance illuminates this beautiful book.” Fiona Wright, The Guardian
“Big questions lie at the heart of The Green Bell. What is love? Madness? Poetry? Are there boundaries?” John Blay, The Australian
 “Paula Keogh’s memoir offered even more than I had hoped for.” Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street


Williamstown Literary Festival 16th & 17th June, 2018

I am delighted to announce that I’m in the line-up for the Williamstown Literary Festival, appearing in conversation with Justin Heazlewood, the Bedroom Philosopher, on Sunday

17th June at 2.30pm.


A radio interview with Patricia Kervalas

Radio National interview on The Drawing Room, Monday 6 March 2017. It also features Rob Snarski, musician and writer.

Listen to the interview.