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J. S. Harry J. S. Harry i(A661 works by) (a.k.a. Jan S. Harry)
Born: Established: 1939 Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 20 May 2015
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jan Harry grew up in Adelaide, and has lived in Sydney since the late 1960s. She started writing books of stories with drawings when she was about seven, and by ten was writing poems to send to childrens' pages in newspapers. She has had a variety of jobs including educational bookselling and as a guest editor, editing ABC Radio National poetry program, 'A First Hearing'. As well she has been a poetry editor for the Ulitarra literary journal.

Her work has won many awards and as well as her poetry, she has also written a political revue sketch and the dialogue for a photographed comic strip. She has been writer-in-residence at the Australian National University. A selection of her poetry has been translated and anthologised in Italian. Her work has been included in anthologies for primary and secondary students, in an environmental studies kit and in other secondary education material.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Born in SA but moved elsewhere

Awards for Works

Braid i "Max remembers the first time they made love", 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 279 2006; (p. 50)
2006 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2006.
y separately published work icon The Life on Water and the Life Beneath Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z481835 1995 selected work poetry satire
1995 winner International Awards PEN International Lyne Phillips Poetry Prize
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