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Andrew Sant Andrew Sant i(A6025 works by) (a.k.a. Andrew John Sant)
Born: Established: 1950 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1962
Heritage: English
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Sant came to Melbourne, Australia, with his family in 1962. He received a BA from La Trobe University and has subsequently worked in a variety of occupations. Sant moved to Hobart in 1978 and shortly afterwards co-founded Island Magazine. He remained as a co-editor for ten years.
Sant is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in many literary magazines in Australia and overseas. His first collection of poetry appeared in 1980 and he completed another five volumes before 2000. Since then he has been a writer-in-residence in the UK and China, including the academic year in 2010-11 at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has travelled widely and given readings in numerous countries.
Since 2000 several other volumes of his poems have appeared - including, in 2004, Tremors - New & Selected Poems. He has also edited an anthology of essays, Toads, about the relationship between writing and a writer's other necessary work. He has contributed to the development of the arts as a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board. Since 1980, he has received a number of Australia Council fellowships and grants. In 2003 he received the Centenary Medal.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Tremors : New and Selected Poems Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 2004 Z1169969 2004 selected work poetry
2007 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmanian Literary Awards Margaret Scott Prize
y separately published work icon Album of Domestic Exiles Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 1997 Z560851 1997 selected work poetry
1998 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Island Magazine 1981 Sandy Bay : Island Magazine , 1981-1990 Z507527 1981 periodical (32 issues)
2014-2015 recipient Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 $50,000 Implementation of business processes and organisational changes
2017-2018 recipient Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 $15,648 - Enabling Island's Community Engagement
2020-2021 recipient Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 for Futureproofing Island Magazine by enhancing digital capacity 

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
(Papers of Judith Rodriguez) University of Queensland (Qld)
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