Cory Taylor, Australian writer, Died at 61


Cory Taylor was born in 1955, in Southport, Queensland and died on July 5, 2016.

She was an Australian writer.

She resided in Fiji and Kenya as a child.

Cory studied history at the Australian National University, and then worked as a freelance film and television writer, with her work including the 1988 two-part television film Alterations for the ABC.

Taylor’s first books were the Rat Tales and Bandaged Bear series of children’s books.

He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2005, Taylor turned to writing fiction and her 2011 d├ębut novel, Me and Mr Booker, won the Commonwealth Book Prize for the Pacific Region in 2012.

Taylor’s next book, My Beautiful Enemy (2013), was nominated for the Miles Franklin Award.

As Cory’s health worsened, she wrote her last book Dying: A Memoir, which was published just before her death from melanoma-related brain cancer.

Cory Taylor passed away at 61 years old.