John Kinsella

John Kinsella is the author of more than thirty 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 Book Award for Poetry (three times), a Young Australian Creative Fellowship from the former PM of Australia, Paul Keating, and senior Fellowships from the Literature Board of The Australia Council. A novel, Genre, was published in 1997 (FACP) and Grappling Eros (stories) in late 1998 (FACP). A book of autobiographical writing, Auto, was published in 2001 (Salt). Kinsella was commissioned to create a textual adaptation of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung for the 2003 Perth Festival, and is the author of four verse plays (collected as Divinations).