Nicholas Jose


Nicholas Jose is an Australian author best known for his fiction and cultural essays.

His seven novels and two collections of short stories include Paper Nautilus (1987); Avenue of Eternal Peace (1989); The Rose Crossing (1994); The Custodians (1997); The Red Thread (2000); and Original Face (Giramondo, 2005). His acclaimed memoir Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola was published in 2002. He was general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (2009) and has written widely on contemporary Australian and Asian art and literature. In 2002-05 he was President of Sydney PEN. He was Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, 2009-10, and is an adjunct professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He was Chair of Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide 2005-08, where he is now Professor of English and Creative Writing.

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