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A. Frances Johnson A. Frances Johnson i(A91173 works by) (a.k.a. Amanda Johnson)
Gender: Female
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Amanda Johnson has taught creative writing at the University of Melbourne. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Westerly, Southerly, Meanjin, The New Antigone and Arena Magazine. Her paintings have been shown in Indonesia and Australia. In 2006 she received an Arthur Boyd Bundanoon residency in painting.

Johnson has completed a PhD on the representation and construction of Indigenous voices in contemporary historical fiction. She was the recipient of the 2001 Felix Meyer Scholarship from the Melbourne University for her writing project on the painter Eugen von Guerard. Johnson travelled to Indonesia as an Asialink resident in 1998, where she ran a series of workshops on comparative colonial imaging of nature and the city. In 2003 she was awarded the Faculty of Arts Amy Gaye Cowper Tennant Memorial Fellowship to pursue her writing projects. Source:

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Awards for Works

Jobs for Women : Annunciate i "She won't go easily, two great wings", 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 161 2021; (p. 12-13)
2020-2021 highly commended Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize
The Poem After Forests i "Take the Wikipedia entries for 'forest' and 'water'", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 29 2020; (p. 95-96)
2019 commended Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize
My Father’s Thesaurus i "You drove faultlessly until sundown.", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 53)
2020 winner Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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