Jeremy Fisher (author)

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Jeremy Fisher, (born 9 November 1954) in Te Ahora, New Zealand, has been Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) since June 2004. He is a writer, and worked in publishing for 30 years before his appointment. His best known novel is Perfect Timing.

Career[edit]

Fisher is openly gay and has been an advocate for gay rights in Australia since 1973.[1]

He was awarded the inaugural medal of the Australian Society of Indexers for his index to the fourth edition of the Australian Encyclopaedia in 1984.[2]

He was appointed President of the NSW Society of Editors in 1986.

In 2007, Fisher was awarded a grant by the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts to develop a work of literary non-fiction.[2] In 2008 he was shortlisted for the Calibre Prize for Best Essay offered by Australian Book Review. The ASA is the peak body representing Australia's literary creators.[3] As an advocate for authors, Fisher was instrumental in the establishment of the Prime Minister's Literature Prizes by the new Labor government of Kevin Rudd in December 2007.[4]

Fisher has been a judge for the Walkley Awards non-fiction book in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "On Joni Mitchell" (article), GLP: A journal of sexual politics, Sydney, Spring, 1975, pp. 62–69
  • "Interface: Medicine and homosexuality in Australia", Gay Information (Sydney), Summer 1982–1983, pp. 44–48
  • "Shock an indexer: Notice him", Sydney Morning Herald, 1983, 15 January
  • Mathematics: A Philosophical Treatise, self-published, Sydney, 1984 ISBN 0-9590350-0-1
  • Diversions from Routine, Fat Frog books, Sydney, 1985 ISBN 0-9590350-1-X
  • The Erko cookbook : principles and practice of cookery in Erskineville : the present, Fat Frog Books, Sydney, 1991 ISBN 0-9590350-2-8
  • Perfect Timing, Harcourt Brace & Co, Sydney, 1993 ISBN 0-7295-1017-4
  • "By permission of G.M. Glaskin," Overland, no. 169, Summer, 2002, pp 55–58 ISSN 0030-7416
  • "Heritage restoration", Australian Author, vol. 36, no. 1, April 2004, pp. 8–13
  • "Poll dancing", Australian Author, vol. 36, no. 2, August 2004, pp. 32–33.
  • "Cuddling the wrong characters: reading, writing and gay self-identity", Overland, 176 Spring 2004, pp. 61–66.
  • "Who is right about their rights?" Art + Law, September, 2004: 6-7
  • "Have we lost the plot?" Australian Author, 2004, vol. 36, no. 3, December: 32-32
  • "The circle game", Australian Author, 2005, vol. 37, no. 1, April, pp. 32–33
  • "Ban on the run", Australian Author, 2005, vol. 37, no. 2, August: 32-33
  • "A Google googly", Australian Author, 2005, vol. 37, no.3, December, pp. 32–33
  • "The Professional Author: Researching creativity and reality", Text, 10, 1, April 2006 (This paper was delivered on 25 November 2005 as a Plenary Address at Alchemy: Blending Research and Creativity, the Tenth Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, 25–27 November 2005)
  • "Distributing woes", Australian Author, 2006, vol. 38, no.1, April, pp. 32–33
  • "It's Not Over until the Fat Author Sings!", Australian Author, vol.38, no.3, December 2006, pp. 32–33
  • "Books Alive : an affront to Australian authors", Southern Write, September 2005, p. 4
  • Current Publishing Practice, The Australian Society of Authors (ASA), Sydney, 2005
  • "In Praise of (Gay) Pulp", Journal of Publishing, vol.1, no.1, October 2005, pp. 78–96
  • "The Publishing Pie : Who Gets What?", Southern Write, August 2005, p. 4
  • "Writing in a Time of Terror", ACTWrite: The ACT Writers' Centre Magazine, no.167 March 2007, pp. 4–5
  • "Australian Author: Moron or Oxymoron?", Australian Author, vol.39, no.1 April 2007. pp. 32–33
  • "Status of Books Not Worth a Can of Beans", Sydney Morning Herald, 11–12 August 2007, p. 7
  • "Compelling Reviewers Exposed!", Australian Author, vol.39, no.2, August 2007, pp. 32–33
  • "Professional Authorship: The Key to Living from Writing", Australian Author, vol.39, no.3 December 2007, pp. 32–33
  • "Into the Light" (autobiography), Overland, no.191, Winter 2008, pp. 52–56
  • "How to tell your father to drop dead", Southerly, vol. 68, no. 2, 2008, pp. 114–124
  • "So you want the truth" [fiction vs non-fiction], Australian Author, vol. 40, no. 1, April 2008, pp. 32–33
  • "A sharp pencil and a questioning mind" [editorial rigour], Australian Author, vol. 40, no. 2, August 2008, pp. 32–33
  • "Secret book business" [book publishing statistics], Australian Author, vol. 40, no. 3, December 2008, pp. 32–33
  • "Sticky fingers: The Google generation", Australian Author, vol. 41, no. 1, April 2009, pp. 32–33
  • Music from another Country, Fat Frog Books, Sydney, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4092-8416-1 ISBN 978-0-9590350-3-2
  • Co may dung lac, Nha Xuat Ban Van Hoc (Literature Publishing House), Hanoi, 2009, no ISBN
  • Fisher, Jeremy (Mar 2012). "Wrestling with a dilemma". Australian Author. 44 (1): 5–7. 

Fiction[edit]

  • Fisher, Jeremy (Jan–Feb 1975). "Fragments". GLP : a journal of sexual politics. 6: 62–67. 
  • "The man who watched the coast" (short story), Arena (Sydney, Macquarie University), 21 June 1976, p. 21
  • "The poofter's dog" (short story), Overland, no. 177, Summer, 2004, pp. 48–51
  • "Winter Afternoon" (short story), Overland, no.189 Summer 2007, pp. 49–55

Poetry[edit]

  • Three poems "Words 32", "You are not my master, baby", and "Whoresong" in Edge City on two different plans, book ed. D. Sargent, G. Dunne, L Wakeling and M. Bradstock, InVersions, 1983, Sydney, pp. 88–89 ISBN 0-949876-01-1
  • "Road Closed" (poetry), Overland, no.187 Winter 2007, p. 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Extract from Visible Man Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Australian Literature Resource entry for Jeremy Fisher
  3. ^ Australian Society of Authors
  4. ^ Richard Jinman, Angela Bennie (6 December 2007). "PM puts culture in the spotlight". The Sydney Morning Herald. 

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