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Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton

(Australië, 1972)

Lisa Gorton writes poetry, essays and fiction. Born in Melbourne, she studied at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. At Oxford, with the support of a Rhodes Scholarship, she completed a master's in Renaissance Literature and a doctorate on John Donne’s poetry and prose. After fifteen years living in different places – Ireland, England, South Africa, and, in Australia, Sydney, Lismore and Katherine – Gorton returned to Melbourne where she lives now with her partner and three children. Her awards include the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, the John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication in Donne Studies, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the NSW Premier’s People’s Choice Award for Fiction, and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Fiction.
© Michael Brennan
Books as author
Press Release (Giramondo, 2007)
Cloudland (Pan MacMillan, 2008)
Hotel Hyperion (Giramondo, 2013)
The Life of Houses (Giramondo, 2015)
Empirical (forthcoming, Giramondo, 2019)

As editor
Best Australian Poems 2013 (Black Inc)
Australian Poetry Anthology volume 5 2016, co-edited with Toby Fitch (Australian Poetry)
Cordite No Theme VII accessible here

Poetry online
Australian Book Review
Poetry Foundation
Transnational Literature

Interviews and readings online
PODCAST with Maggie Ball at Compulsive Reader
PODCAST with Alice Allan at Poetry Says
VIDEO with the Red Room Company at TEDx

Reviews online
John Kinsella’s review on Cordite
Paul Hetherington's review of Hotel Hyperion in Sydney Review of Books
Kerryn Goldsworthy’s review of The Life of Houses in Sydney Review of Books

Essays online
On Les Murray
On Christina Stead

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère