Gail Jones

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This article is about the Australian writer. For the American writer, see Gayl Jones.
Gail Jones
Born 1955
Harvey, Western Australia
Language English
Nationality Australian
Notable works Dreams of Speaking, Sixty Lights
Years active 1982-

Gail Jones (born 1955) is an Australian novelist and academic.

Early life and career[edit]

Gail Jones was born in Harvey, Western Australia and educated at the University of Western Australia. She is currently Professor of Writing in the Writing and Society Research School at the University of Western Sydney.


Five Bells


  • Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Award, 2008
  • Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2008
  • Shortlisted for Nita Kibble Award 2008
  • Shortlisted for SA Premiers Fiction Prize 2008
  • Shortlisted for Victorian Premier’s Award 2008
  • Longlisted for Orange Prize (UK) 2008
  • Shortlisted for Prix Femina Etranger (France) 2008

Dreams of Speaking

Sixty Lights

Black Mirror

Fetish Lives

The House of Breathing



Short story collections

  • The House of Breathing (1992).
  • Fetish Lives (1997).

Critical works

These works have been widely translated. The languages include Italian, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin, Polish, Croatian and Czech.


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