A biographical note

John Kinsella is the author of more than twenty books whose many prizes and awards include The Grace Leven Poetry Prize, the John Bray Award for Poetry from The Adelaide Festival, The Age Poetry Book of The Year Award, The Western Australian Premier’s Prize for Poetry (twice), a Young Australian Creative Fellowship from the former PM of Australia, Paul Keating, and senior Fellowships from the Literature Board of The Australia Council. His Poems 1980?1994 and volume of poetry The Hunt (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation) were published in May 1998 by Bloodaxe in the UK and USA, The Undertow: New & Selected Poems (Arc, U.K), Visitants (Bloodaxe, 1999), Wheatlands (with Dorothy Hewett in 2000), and The Hierarchy of Sheep (Bloodaxe/FACP, 2001). He is the editor of the international literary journal Salt, a Consultant Editor to Westerly (CSAL, University of Western Australia), Cambridge correspondent for Overland (Melbourne, Australia), , International Editor of the American journal The Kenyon Review, and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. A novel Genre was published in 1997 (Fremantle Arts Centre Press) and Grappling Eros in late 1998 (FACP). He co-edited (with Joseph Parisi) a double issue of Australian poetry for the American journal Poetry and has was appointed the Richard L Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College in the United States for 2001, and where he is now Professor of English. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Adjunct Professor to Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. His work has been or is being translated into many languages, including French, German, Chinese, and Dutch. His selected poems and selected essays are forthcoming, as well as a new novel Post-Colonial and a book of short stories (co-authored with Tracy Ryan). He is poetry critic for the Observer newspaper (London).