Visiting Research Fellows/Visiting Professor
Honorary Visiting Research Fellows occasionally:
- attend the Discipline's Friday afternoon seminars
- give presentations at the Discipline's Friday afternoon seminars
- examine Masters theses and mark Grad Dip assignments
- give seminars to and/or teach Masters/Grad Dip/Hons students
- co-supervise (in about a 20% capacity) PhD students
Peter Goldsworthy divides his working time between General Practice and writing. He has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti. His novels have sold over 400 000 copies in Australia alone, have been translated into European and Asian languages, and have been shortlisted for the NSW Christina Stead Fiction Prize three times and the Miles Franklin Award twice. In 2003, his first novel, Maestro, was voted by members of the Australian Society of Authors as one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time. Three Dog Night won the 2004 FAW Christina Stead Award and was longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC prize. Five of his novels are currently being adapted for the screen, and two more-Wish and Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam-for the stage. His most recent novel, Everything I Knew (2008) was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Fiction Prize. A new collection of short stories-Gravel-was published in 2010. The short film of his story-The Kiss-won the 2010 Dendy Award for Best Australian Short Feature. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of Australia for services to literature.
Dr Anne Bartlett was enrolled in the inaugural Graduate Diploma (Creative Writing) at the University in 1997, and completed a Masters degree in 1998. From 1999-2000, as a direct result of networking through the university, she worked on commissions for State Aboriginal Affairs, publishing The Chairman: The Story of Garnett Ian Wilson in 2004. In 2001 she began the novel Knitting as the creative work for a PhD, working under the supervision of Susan Hosking, and a mentorship with Nicholas Jose. Knitting was accepted for publication by Houghton Mifflin (USA), Penguin (UK) and Penguin (Australia) before the PhD was completed. She edited Heart of Stone, the autobiography of Vietnamese author Hoa Van Stone (2007, self-published). She is presently working on another novel. Anne was on the Board of the SA Writers' Centre in 2006-07.
Dr Ken Bolton is a poet, art critic, editor and publisher. His poetry publications include Selected Poems: 1975-1990 (Pengin Australia) and 'Untimely Meditations' & Other Poems (Wakefield Press). He completed a PhD in Creative Writing in 2003, and an enlarged version of his thesis was published as At The Flash & At The Baci by Wakefield Press in 2006. He was editor of Otis Rush. He organised the Lee Marvin series of readings. His most recent book is The Circus (Wakefield Press).
Professor J. M. Coetzee has published novels as well as numerous essays and scholarly works. He has twice won the Booker Prize, with Life and Times of Michael K (1983) and Disgrace (1999). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004. Professor Coetzee received an honorary doctorate from the University in March 2006 for his contribution to literature. His most recent book is Summertime.
Dr Moya Costello is a writer, teacher and editor. Her books are two collections of short fiction, Kites in Jakarta (Sea Cruise Books, Sydney, 1985) and Small Ecstasies (University of Queensland Press, 1994), and a novel The Office as a Boat: a Chronicle (Brandl & Schlesinger, Sydney, 2000). Her short prose has been published in major Australian literary anthologies, in journals (Meanjin, Heat), and on (Shorts on tape). Her work has been used as an exemplar of practice in Hazel Smith's textbook The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing. She has read/performed her work at many venues.
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy is a freelance writer and researcher. She has published literary criticism, short fiction (North of the Moonlight Sonata), and is a prolific reviewer. She has taught creative writing and literary studies at Adelaide, Melbourne and Deakin universities.
Dr Eva Hornung (previously writing as Eva Sallis) has published literary criticism, three novels and a collection of short stories. Her first novel, Hiam, won the 1997 Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Nita May Dobbie Award in 1999. Her most recent novel is Dog Boy (Text, 2009). Her research fields include Arab literature and culture.
Mentorships with professional writers are available on a competitive basis for Creative Writing PhD students who have completed a first draft of their major creative work. In the past mentors have included Australian and overseas writers such as Eric Rolls, Don Anderson, Brian Matthews and Rachel Seiffert.
Students who earn a mentorship will work with their mentor, usually via email, for three months. The mentor will read the student’s draft manuscript and provide a detailed report, outlining strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript and indicating areas that he or she considers could be developed in one way or another, or areas that need pruning. The mentor will read the full manuscript once in the course of the mentorship. Following the report, the mentor and student will discuss the report and begin a dialogue by email on progress from this point. The mentor can expect to read sections that the candidate has reworked or new pieces of work arising out of the response to the report. The candidate is expected to conduct his or her correspondence with the mentor in a professional manner. The mentor will replace the candidate’s supervisor for the Major Creative Work (not the critical or exegetical essay) for the duration of the mentorship.