Academic Level E
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Emeritus Professor Jeri Kroll was the inaugural Dean of Graduate Research. She has published on Samuel Beckett, creative writing research and pedagogy, research higher degrees, contemporary literature and children's literature. Past President of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, she has written over twenty-five titles for adults and young people (two Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Awards). Recent critical books are 'Old and New, Tried and Untried': Creativity and Research in the 21st Century University' (Common Ground 2016) and Research Methods in Creative Writing (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Creative Writing: Drafting, Revising and Editing is due from Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. Recent creative books are Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems and Vanishing Point (verse novel), a staged reading of which took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 'Page to Stage' Festival and a full production at George Washington University in 2014. A winner in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the complete book was published by Puncher and Wattmann and shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. She is studying for a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong.
Vanishing Point shortlisted for 2015 Queensland Literary Awards.
Varuna Writers' Retreat Fellowships (2009, 2000).
Shortlisted Rosemary Dobson Poetry Prize, 2009.
Runner-up Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, 2006.
May Gibbs Trust Fellowship, 2006.
International Exchange Residency (one month), Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamaghkerrig, Ireland, 2005.
A Coat of Cats, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1999.
Swamp Soup, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1996.
Australia Council, Literature Board, Community Writer's Fellowship and General Writing Grants.
Numerous South Australian Government Writing Grants.
Numerous poetry prizes and shortlistings.
Emeritus Professor of English and Creative Writing. Postgraduate supervisions.
Creative Writing, Writing for Children, Poetry – supervising only now.
Wakefield Press Unpublished MS Award. Underground Road published by Wakefield Press, October 2013. -
Quillblade published by Random House, 2010. -
Diamond Jubilee Bursary (co-winner), Federation of Australian University Women, 2012. -
Winner of Varuna Writers' Centre Publishing Fellowship, 2013. -
Beast Child published by Random House, 2011. -
Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship. -
Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship. -
The First Week, shortlisted for Barbara Jefferis Award - OCT 2014
The First Week, winner of Adelaide Festival Unpublished MS Award - MAR 2013
The First Week, published by Wakefield Press - OCT 2013
The Art of Taxidermy verse novel published by TEXT - MAR 2018
Runner-up, Best Postgraduate Paper, 2012 Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference -
Flinders rep at the Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy. This symposium showcases 'the most outstanding PhD projects to have emerged from the Creative Arts in Australia and New Zealand over the past decade'. - MAR 2015
Book contract for novel - JAN 2018
Wakefield Press Adelaide Festival of Arts Unpublished MS award for PhD Novel - MAR 2018
Past Presidents Advisory Committee, Australasian Association of Writing ProgramsExecutive Management Committee, Australasian Association of Writing Programs
ARC Discovery Grants (Assessor, Expert of International Standing)
ERA Peer Reviewer
Editorial Boards: New Writing, Write4Children, TEXT
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