Dr. Nathanael O’Reilly teaches Australian, British, Irish and Postcolonial literature at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. In 2015, he was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London. He served as President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies from 2012 to 2016. He is the co-editor of Tim Winton: Critical Essays (UWAP, 2014); author of Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel (Teneo Press, 2012); editor of Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (Cambria Press, 2010); and co-editor of special issues of Antipodes and The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.
He has published journal articles and book chapters on writers including Peter Carey, Daniel Defoe, James Joyce, Hanif Kureishi, Melissa Lucashenko, Janette Turner Hospital, Walt Whitman and Tim Winton. O’Reilly’s poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in eight countries and he is the recipient of an Emerging Writers Grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. He is the author of Distance and the chapbooks CULT, Suburban Exile and Symptoms of Homesickness.