Eddie Paterson is Head of the Creative Writing program at the University of Melbourne. He lectures in scriptwriting for theatre, contemporary performance, new media and games. His research explores intersections between performance, politics and everyday life - with a focus on radical writing practices. His books include The Contemporary American Monologue (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Redactor (Whitmore Press, 2017 ), which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Awards and the John Bray Award.
His current ARC funded research is a Linkage project examining notions of aesthetic innovation in Australian arts and disability performance, known to collaborators as 'The Last Avant Garde', and a Discovery project with colleagues from Australia, the US and UK, 'Power and Politics: Revaluing Theatre in the 21st century'. Eddie is managing co-editor of Five Islands poetry press, and Development Officer for PSi (Performance Studies international).