Andy Kissane i(196 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

A Sydney-based poet, Andy Kissane has also written short fiction and published his first novel, Under the Same Sun (2000).

He has worked as a writer-in-residence at MLC School (Burwood, NSW), taught English at high schools and TAFE colleges and lectured in creative writing at various Sydney universities. Kissane has also produced audio books for the Royal Blind Society and worked as editor of Impact the monthly magazine of the Australian Council of Social Service.

A member of the Poets' Union, Kissane participated in the inaugural 'POW! Poets on Wheels' tour, a project that takes performance poetry to regional New South Wales.

Kissane won the inaugural Cricket Poetry Prize (2009) for his poem The Catch.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

The Swarm 2012 selected work short story These eleven stories bound together by recurring characters and by subtle devices such as the painter Marc Chagall and an overheard conversation on a train gradually develop the surprising resonances of a fictional world that is both familiar and strange, engaging and exhilarating.
2013 longlisted International Awards Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
The Catch "Standing under a rainmaker that is falling towards", Publishers Cup , 2009 single work poetry
2009 inaugural winner Cricket Poetry Award
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