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Louis Klee is an Australian writer and philosopher. He was born in Canberra. His first degree was a Bachelor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, where he was a National Undergraduate Scholar. During this time, he wrote several plays, co-founded of Demos Journal, and campaigned on environmental issues.  

He later moved to the United Kingdom, where he completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge. He was supervised by the British writer Robert Macfarlane and funded by the John Monash Scholarship. In 2021, he was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Clare College, Cambridge. He currently (2023) teaches in literature and philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and is affiliated with both the Faculty of English and the Faculty of Philosophy.  

His poetry has been published widely, in venues such as Times Literary Supplement, the PN Review, and the Australian Book Review. He was co-winner of the Peter Porter Prize in 2017, for his poem ‘Sentence to Lilacs’, which was read out at the prize ceremony by the Australian poet Michael Farrell. His work has been anthologised in Best Australian Poems and Best of Australian Poems.  

He is also an essayist and contributor to the TLS and the Sydney Review of Books. In 2021, he was made a JUNCTURE Fellow, ‘a fellowship program presenting a series of new essays on Australian and international literature by leading critics’

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 recipient JUNCTURE Fellowship
2018 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

to participate in the UNESCO City of Literature Poet in Residency program in Krakow, Poland

2017 joint winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize For 'Sentence to Lilacs'.

Awards for Works

Sentence to Lilacs i "Europe, stolen schoolgirl, she", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 41) Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 19-21)
2017 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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