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Tom Petsinis Tom Petsinis i(A12056 works by) (a.k.a. Thomas Petsinis)
Born: Established: 1953 Macedonia,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1959
Heritage: Macedonian
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Tom Petsinis graduated from the University of Melbourne and has worked with the Victorian Ministry of Education. He completed his PhD at Victoria University. The award of a Writer's Fellowship from the Literature Board of the Australia Council in 1991 assisted him in completing a novel, a play and a collection of poems. He has lectured in Mathematics at Victoria University, and Creative Writing at Monash University. As well as his own writing, he has translated works from Greek into English, including Ohrid : Cultural-Historical and Natural Region in the Catalogue of World's Heritage (Kosta Balabanov, 1987) and Industrial Voices : Writing from the 1991 Greek Speakers' Workshops (1991). His performed but unpublished plays include 'Salonika Bound' (ca.1997), 'The Picnic' (1999) and 'Elena and the Nightingale' (date unknown).
The Australian Council has awarded Tom a Writers' Fellowship and Residency in Rome at the B.R Whiting Library in Rome, and he was awarded a Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Four Quarters : A Collection of Poems North Melbourne : Thompson Walker , 2006 Z1260730 2006 selected work poetry 'Tom Petsinis uses footy to write about life, and life to write about footy. His poems ring true. Like Jim Pavlidis' powerfully melancholic artwork, they capture the triumph of everyday hope in the face of everyday loss; that those who seek community - family, street, suburb, footy club - can never be defeated.' John Harms. (Back cover)
2006 winner Australian Centre Literary Awards Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry
The Drought 1987 single work drama 'A play about family divisions following the return of one family member from Australia.' [Source: The Australian-Macedonian Drama Group, p. 30]
1995 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
1993 Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award for Best Unproduced Play
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