John Harwood (writer)

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John Harwood
Born 1946
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation writer
Language English
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Notable works The Ghost Writer, The Seance
Relatives Gwen Harwood, mother

John Harwood (born 1946) was born in Hobart, Tasmania and is an Australian poet, literary critic and novelist.


Educated at the University of Tasmania and Cambridge University, Harwood has worked as an academic at Flinders University in South Australia.[1] He left Flinders University in 1997[2] to become a full-time writer.

While he is better known for his writing on poetry, Harwood made an impact with his first novel, The Ghost Writer, which was commended in literary awards in Australia and which was a winner of a major International Horror award.

Harwood is the son of the poet Gwen Harwood.




Biography and literary criticism[edit]

  • Olivia Shakespear and W.B. Yeats : after long silence (Macmillan, 1989)
  • Eliot to Derrida : the poverty of interpretation (Macmillan, 1995)


  1. ^ "John Harwood". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Meet the Author: John Harwood, by Samela Harris (18-Mar-2006)". The Big Book Club. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  3. ^ "IHG Award Recipients". International Horror Guild. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Children of the Night Award". The Dracula Society. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 

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