In 2017 her memoir The Green Bell: a memoir of love, madness, and poetry was published to critical acclaim. It won the inaugural Affirm Press Mentorship Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. It was also longlisted for the Stella Prize.
“What a pleasure it has been to have Paula support me with my writing! Her thought-provoking questions, attention to detail and genuine interest in my work was exactly what I needed. I felt encouraged and had more clarity after every session with her. My writing improved and so did my confidence.” Mayra Walsh, researcher and translator.