David Brooks (author)

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David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian author.

He graduated from the Australian National University in 1974. He married Alison Summers in 1975. Brooks and Summers then studied abroad and received their M.A. degrees from the University of Toronto. Brooks completed his Ph.D from the University of Toronto after returning to Australia in 1981 while teaching at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra. In 1982 he began teaching at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where he met the poet Nicolette Stasko, who became his partner for the next twenty years. In 1986 he returned to the Australian National University as a lecturer, a post he held for the next four years. Brooks currently is an associate professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. He married the Slovenian translator and photographer Teja Pribac in 2005.

He is a co-editor, along with Elizabeth McMahon, for Southerly, Australia's oldest literary magazine.

His novel The Fern Tattoo was shortlisted for the 2008 Miles Franklin Award.

He is a vegan.[1]

Books[edit]

Novels

  • The House of Balthus. Allen and Unwin, 1995.
  • The Fern Tattoo. University of Queensland Press, 2007.
  • The Umbrella Club. University of Queensland Press, 2009.
  • The Conversation. University of Queensland Press, 2012.

Poetry

  • The Cold Front. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1983.
  • Walking to Point Clear. Blackheath: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2005.
  • Urban Elegies. Sydney: Island Press (Australia), 2007.
  • The Balcony. University of Queensland Press, 2008.

Short stories

  • The Book of Sei and Other Stories. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1985. The Book of Sei. London: Faber & Faber, 1987.
  • Sheep and the Diva. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, 1990.
  • Black Sheep. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1997.

Non-fiction

Edited

  • With Brenda Walker Poetry and Gender. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1989.
  • A. D. Hope: Selected Poems. Sydney: HarperCollins/Angus & Robertson, 1991.
  • Suddenly Evening: Selected Poems of R.F. Brissenden. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, 1991.
  • The Double Looking Glass: New and Classic Essays on the Poetry of A. D. Hope. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2000.
  • Selected Poetry and Prose of A. D. Hope. Sydney: Halstead Press, 2000.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, David (2009). "The Smoking Vegetarian". Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities 14 (2): 129–137. ; condensed version

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