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Joel Deane i(46 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Joel Deane grew up in the Goulburn Valley but returned to the city as an adolescent. At seventeen he became a copyboy at The Sun News-Pictorial, later working as a reporter on the Sun. He also spent some time working as a press secretary for the Australian Labor Party.

He lived in San Francisco between 1995 and 2001, where he worked as a multimedia journalist, editor and producer. He has published poetry and short stories and has performed at Melbourne's La Mama Poetica, the Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco) and the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Deane has also worked as Premier of Victoria Steve Bracks' speech writer.

Awards for Works

Magisterium 2008 selected work poetry

'In his second collection of poetry, Joel Deane strives to find truth in the increasingly inconsistent lives we are living and duplicitous language we are speaking.' (Publication summary)

2009 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
Subterranean Radio Songs 2005 selected work poetry
2005 winner IP Picks Award Best Poetry
Another 2004 single work novel young adult
2004 winner IP Picks Award Best Fiction
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