Caitlin Maling grew up in Western Australia, mainly in the suburbs around Fremantle. She moved to Melbourne to complete her BA in 2007, then to Cambridge to complete a Masters of Philosophy in Criminological Research. She returned to Perth and then left for Houston to complete an MFA in poetry, for which she received the WA Department of Culture and the Arts International Scholarship.
Val Vallis Award (Winner 2016)
Western Australian Premiers Book Awards (Shortlisted 2016)
Newcastle Poetry Prize (Shortlisted 2016)
Dame Mary Gilmore Prize (Shortlisted 2016)
Judith Wright Poetry Prize (Shortlisted 2014)
Newcastle Poetry Prize under 35s (Winner 2014)
John Marsden Poetry Prize (Winner 2007)