Cass Moriarty’s debut novel The Promise Seed, published by University of Queensland Press in 2015, was longlisted for the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award, and shortlisted for both the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards (Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award) and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Author category). Her second novel Parting Words was released by University of Queensland Press in August 2017. Both novels explore the silences and secrets in families, and both feature themes of betrayal, loyalty, loss, grief and forgiveness.
In September 2017 Cass received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts towards her third novel. Her writing has been published regularly in The Saturday Paper over the last 12 months. She is a writing mentor, including through the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) Writer’s Surgery program. She has presented writing workshops through the QWC and Brisbane City Council Libraries. Cass has a Bachelor of Communications degree from Queensland University of Technology and has worked in marketing and public relations.
She lives in Brisbane and has six children.