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Nora Krouk Nora Krouk i(A31770 works by)
Born: Established: 1920 Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng,
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China,
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East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1975
Heritage: Jewish ; Russian
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BiographyHistory

Nora Krouk was the daughter of a Polish Catholic father and a Jewish mother. Her family lived variously in Siberia (before her birth), Harbin (where Krouk spent her childhood), Moukden, Shanghai (where she married) and Hong Kong before she emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1975 on a business transfer.

Krouk received her education in Russian schools and through private governesses and tutors. She returned to Harbin (from Moukden) to sit her school leaving certificate. She performed strongly in Russian and her education also allowed her some knowledge of French, German and Spanish. Krouk later developed her knowledge of English and English literature through study at Hong Kong University. She also attended classes at The University of Sydney and Macquarie University after her arrival in Australia. In Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney Krouk worked as a journalist in Russian and English.

(Primary source: 'Spared by Geography' by Nora Krouk, Five Bells vol.10 no.4, Spring 2003, p.18-22.)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Skin for Comfort 2004 selected work poetry This volume of multicultural writing contains six sections titled The Plot Fails; You Cannot Grieve; So Now What We Are; Leo; The Smoke Grass; and Memoi. Life's broader issues are combined with the poet's emotional response to the tragedies of her family and to the present. The settings range from wartime Russia to the Middle East and modern Australia.
2004 winner IP Picks Award Best Poetry
Given that We Know Each Other "Given that we know each other", Hermes , 1991 single work poetry
1993 winner FAW Jean Stone Poetry Award
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