Delia Falconer is the author of two novels, The Service of Clouds, and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers. She has also edited The Penguin Book of the Road (2008) and Best Australian Stories (2008 and 2009). Her latest book is a work of non-fiction called Sydney, about her hometown.
Delia sprang to prominence in 1994 when she won two national literary awards: the inaugural Island Essay Prize, and the inaugural HQ short story competition. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature, The Penguin Century of Australian Stories, The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories and various editions of The Best Australian Essays and The Best Australian Stories.
She also writes literary criticism in The Australian Literary Review, The Australian, The Age, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Delia Falconer has judged numerous literary awards and prizes. She has also taught creative writing at various organisations.