Dr Piri Eddy

Casual Professional

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

+61 8 82012163
place Bedford Park (123)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Piri Eddy holds a PhD in Creative Writing. His research explores the grotesque in australian fiction, and he is currently writing his first novel. He has written for print, online, stage and radio. His work has appeared in such places as Westerly, Island Magazine, Australian Book Review and Radio National. He was the winner of the 2020 Jill Blewett Playwright's Award. Piri also works as a filmmaker, and won an AWGIE for Best Short Film at the 54th Annual AWGIE awards. In 2019, he was the associate producer for Change Media's The Loop, a hybrid documentary about representation, disability and soap operas that was broadcast on SBS on Demand.

Piri has worked as a tutor in the Flinders University English & Creating Writing department and the Drama Critical Studies department at Flinders University.


PhD in Creative Writing, Flinders University

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (Honours) - First Class, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2021: Winner, Australian Writer's Guild 54th Annual AWGIE Awards Short Film Category for The Last Elephant on Earth
  • 2020: Winner, 2020 Jill Blewett Playwright's Award for Forgiveness
  • 2020: Recipient, South Australian Film Corp, Adelaide Film Festival and Panavision Short Film Production Initiative for The Last Elephant on Earth
  • 2017: Awarded Research Student Conference Travel Grant (Semester 1)
  • 2015: Awarded Carclew Project and Development Grant
  • 2015: ATYP Fresh Ink Mentorship Program Participant
  • 2015: ATYP National Studio Participant
  • 2013: SA Writer's Centre Writer-in-Residence
Key responsibilities
  • 2018: WHIP Conference organising committee member
Teaching interests

Creative Writing

Literary Studies

Drama Theory

Expert for media contact
Literature - English
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Media expertise
  • Literature - English