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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

2021 winner Queensland Poetry Festival Awards QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge for 'Unfenced', in response to Western Campbell's 'Town Meets Town'.
2017 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmanian Literary Awards University of Tasmania Prize For 'A Guide to Bushwalking in Tasmania' (which lost the overall award to 'Brodsky Dies', but won the People's Choice Award in this category).
2016 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW John Shaw Nelson Poetry Award For 'Lagoon Sequence'.

Awards for Works

Flathead Out One Day 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 77 no. 3 2018; (p. 48)
2018 shortlisted Peter Carey Short Story Award
y separately published work icon Conglomerate Hobart : A Published Event , 2017 17408573 2017 selected work poetry

'They had pressed through the early discomfort of their slack suburban muscles into true track hardiness, lean and strong, but had then stepped further into a new phase: vicious cramps, the sweat dissolving their joints. The slow, patient wear and tear needling away and sewing them a suit of weariness and strain that covered their whole bodies.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmanian Literary Awards Margaret Scott Prize
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