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David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist, short-fiction writer and essayist. The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, he has been described as ‘one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual, and versatile writers’. His first collection of poetry, The Cold Front (1983), won the Ann Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize; The Book of Sei (1985), his first collection of stories, was said by Don Anderson to be ‘the most exciting short-fiction debut in Australian since Peter Carey’s’; his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (2007), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. His fiction has drawn frequent comparison with Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. From 2000 until 201

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  • David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist, short-fiction writer and essayist. The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, he has been described as ‘one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual, and versatile writers’. His first collection of poetry, The Cold Front (1983), won the Ann Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize; The Book of Sei (1985), his first collection of stories, was said by Don Anderson to be ‘the most exciting short-fiction debut in Australian since Peter Carey’s’; his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (2007), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. His fiction has drawn frequent comparison with Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. From 2000 until 201
  • David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist, short-fiction writer and essayist. The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, he has been described as 'one of Australia's most skilled, unusual, and versatile writers'. His first collection of poetry, The Cold Front (1983), won the Ann Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize; The Book of Sei (1985), his first collection of stories, was said by Don Anderson to be 'the most exciting short-fiction debut in Australian since Peter Carey's'; his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (2007), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. His fiction has drawn frequent comparison with Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. From 2000 until 201
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  • David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist, short-fiction writer and essayist. The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, he has been described as ‘one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual, and versatile writers’. His first collection of poetry, The Cold Front (1983), won the Ann Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize; The Book of Sei (1985), his first collection of stories, was said by Don Anderson to be ‘the most exciting short-fiction debut in Australian since Peter Carey’s’; his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (2007), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. His fiction has drawn frequent comparison with Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. From 2000 until 2018 he was co-editor of the journal Southerly. He has become increasingly involved in animal advocacy, writing extensively for and about animals and animal suffering.He is a vegan.
  • David Gordon Brooks (born 12 January 1953 in Canberra) is an Australian poet, novelist, short-fiction writer and essayist. The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, he has been described as 'one of Australia's most skilled, unusual, and versatile writers'. His first collection of poetry, The Cold Front (1983), won the Ann Elder Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize; The Book of Sei (1985), his first collection of stories, was said by Don Anderson to be 'the most exciting short-fiction debut in Australian since Peter Carey's'; his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (2007), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. His fiction has drawn frequent comparison with Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. From 2000 until 2018 he was co-editor of the journal Southerly. He has become increasingly involved in animal advocacy, writing extensively for and about animals and animal suffering.He is a vegan.
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