Gail Jones

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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 Western Sydney University.

Since 2017 Gail Jones has been involved in a research project Other Worlds: Forms of 'World Literature', for which she is leading a theme titled 'Form as Encounter' that is exploring intercultural intersections and encounters.[1]


A Guide to Berlin

  • Colin Roderick Award, Winner, 2015
  • Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2015
  • Longlisted for the Stella Prize, 2016

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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