Nicole Plüss is an Australian novelist and playwright. She studied theatre and writing at Charles Sturt University, following her Arts Law Degree from Sydney University. In 2010 she completed a PhD in creative writing from Macquarie University. Nicole has undertaken two literature residencies to Bhutan, where she worked with the Bhutanese Ministry of Education to teach creative writing within the curriculum. These residencies were supported by Asialink and the Australia Council. With the support of Asialink, through the University of Melbourne, Nicole subsequently led study tours of Australian educators to Bhutan to foster cross-cultural literacy. Nicole co-founded the Bhutan Girls’ Project in 2015, with the goal to introduce Days for Girls to Bhutan. Nicole received the 2022 Gusi International Peace Prize for literature.
Doctor of Philosophy,
Macquarie University, 2011.
Bachelor of Arts Law,
University of Sydney, 1985.
Bachelor of Communications (Theatre/Media), Charles Sturt University, Bathurst,
Part Degree 1986-89.
Gusi International Peace Prize, 2022.
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Carclew Fellowship, 2010.
Wilderness Society, Environment Award for Literature, 2006.
Australia Council, Bhutan, 2011.
Asialink, Melbourne University, Bhutan, 2005.
Varuna Fellowships 1995 & 1997.
ArtsSA Literature Board,
Varuna Longlines Program,
NOVELS: YOUNG ADULT & KIDS
SCOUT, Penguin, 2010.
HOPE BAY, Penguin, 2005.
BEACH BABY, Penguin, 1997.
KINDRED, Harper Collins, 1995.
BLACK BELT, Harper Collins, 1994.
RIPE, 2017, Playwright.
THE CRUX, 2018, Playwright.
DADDY ALGORITHM, 2022, Playwright.
GALLOP APACE, 2001,
Writer & Director.
THE KISSING GAME, 1999,
Writer & Director.
NSW Premier’s History Awards, 2011.
Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year, Notable Book 2011, 2006, 1998, 1996 & 1995.
NSW State Literary Awards: Ethel Turner Prize, 2006.
KOALA Awards, 1995.
Children’s Peace Literature Award, 1995.
Family Therapy Award, 1995.