Judith Beveridge was born in London, England, arriving in Australia with her parents in 1960. She started her education at the Auburn North Public School in September 1961, and graduated in 1968 as "Dux of the School" (a title awarded to the student with best aggregate result over all subjects). Completing a BA at UTS she has worked in libraries, teaching, as a researcher and in environmental regeneration. She currently teaches creative writing at The University of Sydney and is poetry editor for Meanjin, having previously edited Hobo and the Australian Arabic literature journal Kalimat.
Awards and nominations
- Wesley Michel Wright Award
- 1988 - Mary Gilmore Prize for The Domesticity of Giraffes
- 1988 - New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for The Domesticity of Giraffes 
- 1988 - Victorian Premier's Literary Award, C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry for The Domesticity of Giraffes
- 2003 - The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 
- 2004 - Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Wolf Notes 
- 2005 - winner of the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal at the Mildura Writer's Festival
- 2013 - Christopher Brennan Award 
- The Domesticity of Giraffes, (Black Lightning, 1987) ISBN 0-949561-08-8
- A parachute of blue : first choice of Australian poets. Number one, with Jill Jones & Louise Katherine Wakeling (Round Table Publications, 1995) ISBN 0-646-22003-9
- Accidental Grace, (UQP, 1996) ISBN 0-7022-2872-9
- How to Love Bats, and Other Poems (Picaro Press, 2001)OCLC: 57312733
- Wolf Notes, (Giramondo, 2003) ISBN 1-920882-00-6
- Storm and Honey, (Giramondo, 2009)
- The Best Australian Poetry 2006, with Martin Duwell & Bronwyn Lea (UQP, 2006) ISBN 0-7022-3568-7
- Beveridge, Judith. (2001). Four Ascetics, The Literary Review, 45, no. 1, (2001): 152
- Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996.
- Selina Samuels (July 2006). Australian writers, 1975-2000. Thomson Gale. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7876-8143-2. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Biography at Australian Literature Resources". 3 July 2007.
- "Association for the Study of Australian Literature: Mary Gilmore Prize for the best first book of poetry". 3 July 2007.
- "NSW Ministry for the Arts: Premier's Literary Awards". 3 July 2007.
- "Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize". 3 July 2007.
- "Queensland Premier's Literary Awards". 26 June 2007.
- "Mildura Writers' Festival, Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 July 2006". Arts Festival 07 Mildura/Wentworth. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- FAW National Literary Awards 2013 Results
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