Alison Croggon is an Australian poet, prose writer, and critic.
Her first book of poems, This is the Stone, won the Anne
Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes in 1991, and she has been
nominated subsequently for various other awards. Melbourne theatre
critic for the national daily newspaper, The Australian, and
founding editor of the online literary journal Masthead, in 2000
Croggon was Writer in Residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge. She
was also organiser of the Australian wing of Poets Against the War,
a literary protest against the war on Iraq.
Her most recent poetry collection, Theatre, is out this
year from Salt Publishing. Other collections include Attempts
at Being and The Common Flesh: New and Selected
Poems. She is also the author of various works for theatre and
the young adult fantasy quartet The Books of Pellinor, the
final volume of which, The Singing, is due out in the UK
from Walker Books in September. The first three volumes have been
published to critical and popular acclaim in Australia, the UK, the
US and Germany.
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