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Harvey, Western Australia
|Notable works||Dreams of Speaking, Sixty Lights|
Gail Jones (born 1955) is an Australian novelist and academic.
Early life and career
Gail Jones was born in Harvey, Western Australia. She grew up in Broome and Kalgoorlie. She studied fine arts briefly at the University of Melbourne before returning to Western Australia where she took her undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1994. Her thesis was on Mimesis and alterity : postcolonialism, ethnography and the representation of racial òthers'. She is currently Professor of Writing in the Writing and Society Research School at the Western Sydney University.
Jones has also contributed content for an art exhibition, The floating world by Jo Darbyshire (2009).
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.
- Black Mirror (2002)
- Sixty Lights (2004)
- Dreams of Speaking (2006)
- Sorry (2007)
- Five Bells (2011)
- A Guide to Berlin (2015)
- The Death of Noah Glass (2018)
Short story collections
- The House of Breathing (1992)
- Fetish Lives (1997)
- Dorothy Green Memorial Lecture Gail Jones, 'A Dreaming, a Sauntering: re-imagining critical paradigms' JASAL 5 (2006)
- The Piano (Australian Screen Classics), Currency Press (2007)
These works have been widely translated. The languages include Italian, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin, Polish, Croatian and Czech.
The House of Breathing
- Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction winner 1993
- FAW Barbara Ramsden Award Book of the Year, 1992
- T. A. G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished work of Fiction by a Western Australian Writer, 1991
- Steele Rudd Award 2003
- Shortlisted for New South Wales Premier's Fiction Award 2003
- Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction joint-winner and Premier's Prize joint-winner 1997
- Nita Kibble Literary Award, 2003
- Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction winner 2002
- Shortlisted Age Book of the Year Award 2003
- Shortlisted Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year 2003
- Longlist IMPAC (Dublin) Award 2003
- Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction winner and Premier's Prize 2004
- South Australian Premier's Awards, Winner, 2006
- ALS Gold Medal, 2005
- The Age Book of the Year Fiction Award, Winner, 2005
- Shortlist Miles Franklin Award 2005
- Shortlist Commonwealth Writers Award Pacific Region 2005
- Shortlist NSW Premier’s Fiction Award 2005
- Shortlist Victorian Premier’s Fiction Award 2005
- Longlist IMPAC (Dublin) Award 2006
- Longlist Man Booker Prize (2004)
Dreams of Speaking
- Longlisted for Orange Prize (UK)2006
- Shortlisted for Queensland Premiers’ Prize 2006
- Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Award, 2007
- Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Prize 2007
- Shortlisted for Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year 2007
- Shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2008
- 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
A Guide to Berlin
- Colin Roderick Award, Winner, 2015
- Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2015
- Longlisted for the Stella Prize, 2016
The Death of Noah Glass
- Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction, 2019
- Longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, 2019
- Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2019
- "Profiles". www.westernsydney.edu.au. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- Munro O'Brien, Jodie (19 August 2015). "The influential tourist - Writers adventures inspire award-winning tales". Brisbane news. Missing or empty
- McCrea, Michael (Winter 2006). "Gail Jones". Wet Ink. 3: 26–29 – via Informit.
- Unknown, University of Western Sydney -. "Professor Gail Jones". www.westernsydney.edu.au. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- "The Floating World - 2009 | Jo Darbyshire". www.jodarbyshire.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- See the Other Worlds website
- Wyndham, Susan (8 August 2015). "Gail Jones". The Canberra Times.
- "RealTime Arts - Magazine - issue 80 - the piano replayed & re-read". www.realtimearts.net. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- "Gail Jones". Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- "Writing WA - TAG Hungerford Award winners". 2 September 2005.
- "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced". Books+Publishing. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- "ALS Gold Medal 2019 longlist announced". Books+Publishing. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- Boland, Michaela (2 July 2019). "'Try being a Leb': Author from Punchbowl shortlisted for Miles Franklin". ABC News. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- Gail Jones at Random House Australia
- Knowledge (A machine-readable transcription) (1992) University of Western Australia Library, File ID: jones001
- Perth International Arts Festival 50 State Library of Western Australia (Retrieved 11 August 2007)
- Lyn Jacobs 'Gail Jones' "light writing": Memory and the Photo-graph' JASAL 5 (2006)
- Paul Genoni 'Art is the Windowpane' : Novels of Australian Women and Modernism in Inter-war Europe' JASAL 3 (2004)
- Tanya Dalziell 'An Ethics of Mourning: Gail Jones's Black Mirror ' JASAL 4 (2005)
- Robert Dixon 'Ghosts in the Machine: Modernity and the Unmodern in Gail Jones's Dreams of Speaking ' JASAL 8 (2008)