Carmel Bird’s next novel, Field of Poppies will be published in November 2019. Carmel is a popular teacher of writing, and her manuals Dear Writer Revisited and Writing the Story of Your Life are widely used. Her interest in the Indigenous history of Australia is reflected in her book The Stolen Children – Their Stories. In her anthology The Penguin Century of Australian Stories can be found a story by Ada Cambridge: ‘Arriving in Melbourne’.
In 2016 Carmel received the Patrick White Literary Award.