Patrick Allington has a BA (Hons), MA (Politics) and a PhD in Creative Writing, all from the University of Adelaide. He has taught in English, Creative Writing and Politics at the University of Adelaide, and is an experienced convenor of writing workshops, seminars and masterclasses of various sorts. His novel Figurehead (Black Inc. 2009) was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and his short fiction, essays, columns, profiles and extensive critical writings have been widely published in journals, magazines and newspapers. In the June 2011 edition of Australian Book Review he published a major essay on the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Patrick is co-editor of Griffith Review 55, 'State of Hope', on South Australia (published February 2017). His novel, Rise and Shine, will be published by Scribe in June 2020.
Patrick has previously held positions as Book Reviews Editor for Transnational Literature and as Commissioning Editor of the University of Adelaide Press. He is an experienced editor who specialises in scholarly works and in fiction.
BA (Hons, Politics)
PhD (Creative Writing)
2015: shortlisted for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
2012: shortlisted for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
2012: grant for new writing (fiction) from Arts SA
2010: recipient of the inaugural Australian Book Review Patrons' Fellowship
2010: recipient of the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship (Adelaide Festival Literary Awards)
2010: Figurehead longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award
2007: grant for new writing (fiction) from the Australia Council
2005: winner of the University of Adelaide New Writing Prize for the best PhD in Creative Writing 2004-05
2018: chair of judging panel, Jolley Prize, Australian Book Review.
2017: peer assessor, Australia Council.
2014 - March 2018: board member, Australian Book Review.
2014 - March 2018: board member & treasurer SA Writers Centre.
2015: participant, Melbourne Writers Festival.
2015: chair of judging panel, non-fiction category, Australian Festival Awards for Literature
2012 - 2015: chair and interviewer of sessions at Adelaide Writers' Week
2014: member of judging panel for the Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
2013: chair of judging panel, non-fiction category, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
Workshop leader, SA Writers' Centre
Workshop leader, seniors writing group
Former columnist in The Melbourne Review
2011: member of judging panel for the Writing Australia unpublished manuscript award
2009-2011 (chair 2010-11): member of the Arts SA Literature peer assessment panel
2009 & 2010: initial & coordinating judge for The Adelaide Review/The University of Adelaide Short Story Competition (shortlisted produced for final judging panel).
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