Judith Bishop is a poet, amateur translator and professional linguist. Her first poetry collection, Event won the Anne Elder award and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Awards C.J. Dennis Prize, the Queensland Premier's Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the ASAL Mary Gilmore Prize. Her other awards include the Australian Book Review Poetry prize (2006) and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship (2002-2004). Her poems have appeared in The Best Australian Poems 2006, 2007 and 2008 and The Best Australian Poetry 2006 and 2007. Her translations from French (Philippe Jaccottet, Gérard Macé) have been published in journals in Australia and overseas. She lives in Sydney.