Ivor Indyk

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Ivor Indyk
Other namesAustralian
Alma materUniversity of Sydney (B.A.)
University College London (Ph.D.)
Occupationliterary academic, editor, publisher, professor
RelativesMartin Indyk (brother)
Evelyn Juers (wife)
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Ivor Indyk, by Virginia Wallace-Crabbe (National Library of Australia

Ivor Indyk (born 1949) is an Australian literary academic, editor and publisher. He is a professor at the University of Western Sydney, and the founding editor and publisher of award-winning literary imprint Giramondo Publishing and HEAT magazine.

Indyk grew up in Sydney, the elder son of parents who had emigrated from Poland.[1] He undertook his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, and received a PhD from University College London. He has previously taught at the University of Sydney and University of Newcastle; in the late 1970s, he lectured for four years at the University of Geneva.[2] He was named the Whitlam Chair in Writing and Society at the University of Western Sydney in 2005.[3]

Indyk was co-editor of the literary periodical Southerly between 1989 and 1993, before founding the literary magazine HEAT in 1996. In 2001, he took a part-time appointment at the University of Newcastle to launch a new series of HEAT. In 1995, he founded Giramondo Publishing.[2]

Alongside many academic articles and newspaper reviews, Indyk was the author of a 1993 monograph on Australian writer David Malouf. The academic and diplomat Martin Indyk is his brother. He has been married to the writer and critic Evelyn Juers since 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nikki Barrowclough, "Burning bright", The Age, 14 June 2003, Good Weekend, p. 41
  2. ^ a b "Incandescent Ivor Indyk turns down the heat" by Miriam Cosic, The Australian (26 February 2011)
  3. ^ Staff Directory: Professor Ivor Indyk at the University of Western Sydney

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