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Norman Talbot Norman Talbot i(A29619 works by) (a.k.a. Norman Clare Talbot)
Born: Established: 14 Sep 1936 Suffolk,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 8 Jan 2004 New Lambton, Adamstown - Lambton area, Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1963
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BiographyHistory

Norman Talbot gained his BA from Durham and his PhD (in American Literature) from Leeds. He migrated to Australia with his wife Jean Talbot (q.v.) to take up a university lectureship in English at the University of Newcastle. In 1963 he and a group of fellow poets founded the small independent press Nimrod Publications, of which Talbot took control in 1965. The press published over four hundred writers from the Hunter Valley, in nearly forty books.

Retiring voluntarily from his position as Associate Professor of English in 1993, Talbot became a full-time writer and literary consultant. He published four new verse collections, and wrote two prose fantasies and several stories during the last decade of his life. Gwen Harwood (q.v.), in her Introduction to Four Zoas of Australia, wrote that 'the haiku he [Talbot] has made his own.' Harwood regarded him as 'the most versatile poet writing in Australia.'

Talbot also expanded his Nimrod Literary Consultancy and was involved with Catchfire Press in various capacities, becoming President in April 2002. In 2003 he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of Poetry at the Pub (Newcastle) Inc. for his valuable contribtions to the organisation. In addition to his poetry and fiction writing, Talbot also published several works with Babel Handbooks including guides to spelling and to poetic terms.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Seven New South Wales Sonnet-Forms 2002-2003 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 10 no. 1 2002-2003; (p. 27-28) The Broadway Poetry Prize 2002 2003; (p. 5-11) The Best Australian Poetry 2004 2004; (p. 93-97)
2002 winner The Broadway Poetry Prize
2nd Prize Fiction 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 46)

— Review of Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story
2000 runner-up ABR Annual Reviewing Competition Fiction
y separately published work icon Four Zoas of Australia Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1992 Z67566 1992 selected work poetry
1992 shortlisted NBC Banjo Awards NBC Turnbull Fox Phillips Poetry Prize

Known archival holdings

Albinski 219
University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
University of New England Dixson Library (NSW)
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