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About Merlinda Bobis

Merlinda Bobis, a Filipino-Australian, is the author of three novels, five poetry books, seven dramatic works (stage and radio), a collection of short stories, a monograph on writing and researching fiction, and more than eighty poems, stories, and scholarly articles in literary anthologies, journals and magazines. Her literary works have received various awards, among them the Prix Italia, the Steele Rudd Award for the Best Published Collection of Australian Short Stories, the Philippine National Book Award, the Philippine Balagtas Award, the Australian Writers' Guild Award, the Ian Reed Radio Drama Prize, and were shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and The Age Poetry Book Award. Her scholarly research covers transnationalism, postcoloniality and crossing cultures, migration, and creative-critical intersections. Her dramatic works, most of which she has performed, have been staged/produced in Australia, Philippines, France, China, Spain, USA, Canada, Thailand, and the Slovak Republic. She has been teaching creative writing for nearly twenty years in Australia. Previously she taught literature at two Philippine universities and a tertiary college for nearly ten years. She is currently working on two international research projects: 'Transnational Border Interventions: The Coastal and Regional Imaginary' and 'Rethinking Rivers and Waterways' in relation to the notion of creative-critical empathy.
Author's website: http://www.merlindabobis.com.au

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Present Program Convenor, Creative Writing, University of Wollongong
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Literary Works (24)

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