Drusilla Modjeska has written several hybrid creative non-fiction titles including Poppy (1990), a ‘fictional biography’ of her mother, and The Orchard (1994), an auto-fictional memoir. Both books won several awards, as did Stravinsky’s Lunch (1999) which brought a contemporary eye to the lives of the Australian modernist artists Grace Cossington Smith and Stella Bowen. The Mountain (2012), a novel which drew on her experiences in PNG, was short listed for the Miles Franklin Award. Second Half First, a memoir, was published in October 2016. Her next book, on the early Modernist women and their echoes in the present, will be published in early 2022.
She has taught creative writing at the UTS, the University of Sydney and at RMIT.