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Professor Nicholas Jose
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Nicholas Jose is a novelist, essayist and playwright, whose thirteen books include the novels Paper Nautilus, Avenue of Eternal Peace (shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award), The Custodians (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize) and Original Face; two short story collections; a volume of essays, Chinese Whispers; and the memoir Black Sheep. After gaining his doctorate at Oxford University, he taught in the Department of English at the ANU 1978-1985. His monograph Ideas of the Restoration in English Literature was published in 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1978
Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours) and University Medal, Australian National University, 1973
His research interests include new writing from Australia and the Asia-Pacific; Australian literature; literary translation; contemporary art; China; and creative practice.
The Literature of Australia: an anthology, general editor, Norton 2009. Introduction pp 1-8.
Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, general editor, Nicholas Jose, Allen & Unwin 2009. Introduction pp.1-8.
Contemporary Art + Philanthropy: Private Foundations Asia-Pacific Focus, editor, Power Publications, UNSW Press 2009. Introduction pp 1-15.
Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter, as general editor, Allen & Unwin 2008
Avenue of Eternal Peace (novel, Wakefield Press, new edition with postscript, 2008) 279 pp.
Original Face (novel, Giramondo Publishing 2005) 307 pp.
ISBN 1 902882 13 8
Essays and reviews
"Everyday and Exotic: Australian Asian Writing", The Long View, The Wheeler Centre, June 2012.
"Visitants: Randolph Stow's End Time Novel", Transnational Literature, 3:1 May 2011. http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/transnational/vol3_issue2.html
"The man and his thoughts", Australian Literary Review, 5 October 2011.
"A Secret Alterity", Introduction, J-F Vernay, The Great Australian Novel (Brolga, 2010), pp.i-v.
"Mulberry Australis", Peter Emmett and Tony Kanellos, eds., The Museum of Economic Botany (Adelaide Botanic Garden, 2010), pp. 162-64.
"Who'll come a-morphing", Australian Literary Review, August 2009, p.14.
"All Our Own Work", The Weekend Australian 25 July 2009, Review p.10.
"Earthy Expose of China's Cowboy Capitalism", review of Yu Hua, Brothers, The Weekend Australian 26 June 2009, Review p.10.
"Australian Literature Inside and Out", JASAL, vol 9 Special Issue, 2009, pp.1-13 http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/894/1752
"I had written him a letter", Essentially Creative, Griffith Review Edition 23, 2008. http://www.griffithreview.com/edition-23-essentially-creative/210-essay/563.html
"Recovering Australian Literature", NSW History Awards Address 2008, SMH October 28, 2008
"Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan", Art Monthly May 2008
"Back to the Avantgarde", In the Neighbourhood, Griffith Review, Edition 18, 2007
"There's this world too: Nicolas Rothwell, Another Country", Australian Book Review, March 2007, 16-17.
"Go West", The Age, December 16, 2006, A2, 16-17.
"Writers in Prison", Wet Ink, 4: 2006, 20-21.
"Adam Aitken", Dictionary of Literary Biography, Australian Writers: 1975-2000, Gale, 2006.
"A Shelf of Our Own: Creative Writing and Australian Literature", Australian Book Review, November 2005, 25-29.
"Oh, great river: Yo Yo, Ghost Tide", Australian Book Review, September 2005, 56.
"Jumping Puddles", Australian Author, August 2005, pp. 8-11.
"Talking English : Tony Roberts, Frontier Justice", Australian Book Review, April 2005, 14-15.
"Memoir: Tiananmen, Liu Xiaobo and PEN", The Quarterly, Sydney PEN Centre, March 2005, 28-31.
"Bliss and Damnation: Peter Carey in Australia", in Fabulating Beauty: Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey, ed. Andreas Gaile, Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2005.
"Ouyang Yu, New and Selected Poems", Life Writing, 3, 2005.
"The Compliment Men", Best Australian Essays 2004, ed. Robert Dessaix, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2004, 217-232.
"Going, going, Guan", on Guan Wei, Weekend Australian, September 18-19 2004, Arts, R18-19.
"Pammie's Queen of Puddings", Mumma's Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, ed. Helen Addison-Smith & George Papaellinas, ABC Books, Sydney 2004, 114-121.
"The Mungo Excursion", Vintage: Celebrating Ten Years of the Mildura Writers' Festival, ed. Donata Carrazza & Paul Kane, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2004, 25-37.
"The Writing's on the Wall", Financial Times , 14-15 February 2004, Weekend 5.
"The Compliment Men", Meanjin , 4/2003, 7-20.
"Necklace of Pearl: Henry Reynolds, North of Capricorn", Australian Book Review , November 2003, 11-12.
"Compost and Pollination", Translations, Southerly , 1/2003, 9-23
Catalogue Essays and Art Writing
"YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES: THE SLICKEST LITTLE KOREAN SCUMBAG DOWNUNDER", Edge of Elsewhere, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2012 (forthcoming).
"On the Way", Stewart MacFarlane: paintings, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 2012, pp.13-26.
"My China Project, ", The China Project, Queensland Art Gallery 2009.
"Citizens of the World", Writing the Painting, University of South Australia, March 2006.
"The Sinking Ship", Interesting Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, September 2005.
"What Love Tells Me", The Best Australian Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy, Black Inc., 2011, pp.180-88.
"What Love Tells Me", HEAT 24, New series, 2010, pp.171-79.
"The Aunt's Garden's Story", Small City Tales of Strangeness and Beauty ed. Gillian Britton and Stephen Lawrence, Wakefield Press, 2009, pp.85-87.
"After the Show", New Australian Stories, edited by Aviva Tuffield, Scribe 2008, pp.183-88.
"Emeritus Professor Wally Frith addresses a ceremony at Peking Union Medical College (Beijing, 2008)", Asian Literary Review (Summer, 2008 No.8), pp.213-17.
"The Disappearing Book", Biblio: A Review of Books (India) vol.xiii, nos.9 & 10, Sept-Oct 2008.
"George", The Review of Contemporary Fiction Fall 2007, vol. xxvii, no.3, pp.206-09.
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