Ben Walter Ben Walter i(A88112 works by)
Also writes as: Benny Walter
Born: Established: 1980 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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Ben Walter is a Tasmanian writer whose stories have appeared in Overland, Island, Griffith Review and The Lifted Brow. His debut poetry manuscript, Lurching, was shortlisted in the 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes. After completing his secondary eduction at Rosny College in the 1990s he undertook as BA degree at the University of Tasmania.

Walter, who was the Tasmanian finalist in the first national poetry slam on Radio National in 2004, has also worked as a manager at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes University of Tasmania Prize

For 'A Guide to Bushwalking in Tasmania'.

2015 shortlisted The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers for 'Here are the Holes in My Eyes'
2015 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes University of Tasmania Prize For High Places.

Awards for Works

Lurching 2013 selected work poetry

'From the author:

I am preoccupied with my experience of Tasmania and how this intersects with personal, local and global webs of meaning. In the yellow realm of cliche, life is a walk - a feeble verb, when 'trudge,' 'ramble' and 'lurch' are available. The poems in this book, then, are lurching attempts at unfolding such experiences and images, occasions and ideas which have attracted, confused and temporarily lingered with me.

The writing in Lurching progresses from narrative forms through to an almost pointillistic poetics. I really like words, and you can do a lot of interesting things with them.' ( (Sighted 14 Oct 2016)

2013 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes University of Tasmania Prize
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