Dr Stephanie Bishop

Lecturer
PhD (Cambridge 2009)
School of the Arts & Media

Contact

+61 2 9385 6684
+61 2 9385 6812
204, Level 2 Robert Webster
Kensington Campus
Fields: Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting), Literary Studies, Comparative Literature Studies

My first novel, The Singing, was published in 2005 (Brandl & Schlesinger). As a result of this publication I was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists (2006). The Singing was also shortlisted for the Kathleen Mitchell Award. Following this I completeed a PhD at Cambridge in contemporary poetry and poetics.

My second novel, The Other Side of the World, was published in Australia by Hachette, in the UK by Tinder Press/Headline and in the US by Atria Press/Simon & Schuster. The Other Side of the World won Literary Fiction Book of Year in the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards and the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Australian Independent Bookseller's Award and Longlisted for the Stella Prize. It was It won Literary Fiction Book of Year in the Australian Book Industry Awards. (2009). This book was supported by an Australia Council New Work grant (2009) and an Asialink Fellowship (2011).

My third novel, Man Out of Time, is forthcoming in 2018 (Hachette Australia). This book was supported by an Australia Council New Work grant (2014).

My reviews and essays have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Australian, the Sydney Review of Books and the Sydney Morning Herald. I continue to work as a book critic, publishing mainly with The Monthly. Current research and writing interests include the legacy of the modernist novel and the phenomenological process of literary composition. I'm particularly interested in psychoanalysis, philosophical aesthetics, contemporary feminism and life writing. I’m currently working on my third novel that investigates the unconscious and intergenerational inheritance of trauma. This project is supported by an Australia Council New Work Grant. In 2016 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Life Writing at the University of Oxford.

I am represented by Emma Paterson at Rogers, Coleridge and White http://www.rcwlitagency.com/authors/bishop-stephanie/ and my website can be found here: http://www.stephaniebishop.com.au

I welcome inquiries from those wishing to pursue an honours degree or Ph.D. in Creative Writing.

Publications

Teaching and Supervision

Stephanie teaches widely in the area of contemporary literature and creative writing. She lectures on the short story form, the Anglo-American novel and the composition of the novel.

Courses Convened:
ARTS1010 The Life of Words
ARTS3051 Fiction Writing

Honours and prizes

2016 Winner Literary Fiction Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), The Other Side of the World

2016 Shortlisted for the INDIE Book Awards, The Other Side of the World

2016 Longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award, The Other Side of the World

2015 Winner of Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, The Other Side of the World

2015 Longlisted for the Stella Prize, The Other Side of the World

2015 The Other Side of the World chosen as a Book of the year for: The Independent, The Express, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Booktopia, Good Reading

2015 Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Other Side of the World

2014 Shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, The Other Side of the World

2014 Recipient of an Emerging Writer’s Grant for New Work ($40000) from the

Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

2010 Recipient of an Asialink Writing Residency (undertaken in 2011)

2009 Recipient of a Developing Writer’s Grant for New Work ($25000) from the

Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts to support the development of my second novel, The Other Side of the World

Engagement and Professional contributions

Judge for the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize (Overland Magazine

Co-Coordinator of UNSW’s Intermedial Composition and Creative Practice Research Cell: Poetics, Process and Polyphony

Co-ordinator of the UNSW Postgraduate Writers’ Group

Co-ordination of UNSWriting (2012)
UNSW representative for the Sydney Writers’ Festival (2012)
Judge for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Award (2012)

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