Cory Taylor

Birthplace: Southport, Queensland, Australia


Cory Taylor (1955 – 5 July 2016) was an Australian writer.
Taylor was born in Southport, Queensland and lived in Fiji and Kenya as a child. She 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. Her first books were the Rat Tales and Bandaged Bear series of children's books.
Diagnosed with melanoma in 2005, Taylor turned to writing fiction and her 2011 debut novel, Me and Mr Booker, won the Commonwealth Book Prize for the Pacific Region in 2012. Her next book, My Beautiful Enemy (2013), was nominated for the Miles Franklin Award.
As her health worsened, Taylor wrote her last book Dying: A Memoir, which was published just before her death from melanoma-related brain cancer on 5 July 2016.