AustLit logo
Nathan Curnow Nathan Curnow i(A84334 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Streaky Bay, Streaky Bay area, Northwest Eyre Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Nathan Curnow received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Development from Victoria University in 1998, a Certificate IV in Social Science (Communication) from Swinburne University of Technology in 2001, a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts in 2002 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing in 2004 from the School of Creative Arts (University of Melbourne). His poetry and short fiction have appeared in publications such as Heat, Overland, Space: New Writing, Allnighter (Cardigan Press), Going Down Swinging and Blue Dog. In 2003, his poem Pica and the Motions was included in The Paper, an independent media project. In 2004 he won the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association (UMPA) prize for poetry for his poem Not Dead Just Gone to Battle. In the same year he received third prize for his short story Blessings of Ghost and Light in the Southern Grampians Writing Competition. In 2005, his poem Atlas was published in Artlook (online) and he won a mentorship program with the Australian Society of Authors.

Curnow's work has been aired on ABC Radio National, notably Manifesto, in 2004 and on Radio 3RRR: If You Want to Flee the City in 2003, This is a Student Poem and The Kebab Truck in 2005 and Trouble at the Super Hero Convention in 2006. His radio interviews include Aural Text, RRR, Breakfast with Dominic Brine, ABC Ballarat and Sunday Night Safran.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 longlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship
2014 shortlisted Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry For unpublished poems 'Fish Wife' and 'Lignocaine'.
2014 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize For the poem 'Scenes from the Olivet Discourse'.

Awards for Works

Scenes from the Olivet Discourse 2014 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 361 2014; (p. 41)
2014 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Prophecy i "cliffs ahead the singing ravine", 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013; (p. 130-132) Australian Book Review , March no. 349 2013;
2013 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
I Am the Lion on the Edge of Your Bed Who Has Come to Eat Your Heart i "It was always a circus. You prowled", 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Page Seventeen , no. 9 2011; (p. 50-51)
2011 shortlisted. Page Seventeen Poetry Competition
Last amended 9 May 2017 08:04:11
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X