Nicholas Jose

Nicholas Jose is an Australian author best-known for his fiction and cultural essays.

His seven novels and two collections of short stories include Paper Nautilus, The Red Thread and Original Face. His acclaimed memoir Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola appeared in 2002. He was general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (2009) and has written widely on contemporary Australian and Asian art and literature. In 2002-05 he was President of Sydney PEN. He was Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, 2009-10, and is an adjunct professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. He was Chair of Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide 2005-08, where he is now Professor of English and Creative Writing.

Books by Nicholas Jose

The Custodians

Published: September 2012

A brilliantly vivid tapestry of the Australian predicament, rich in possibility, but shot through with accident and revelation. Through it all breathes the ancient reality of the land: its red earth and bright air painted with the sure hand of a master.' - Simon Schama

Black Sheep

Published: July 2012

Nicholas Jose's report on Australia's Far North has an engagingly anecdotal air, but the easygoing surface is a cover for a disturbing story of dispossession and genocide.' J.M. Coetzee

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

Published: February 2010

A landmark anthology of Australian literary writing across all genres from over two centuries, this is an authoritative collection more than six years in the making, providing a window onto Australian culture. An essential addition to every Australian's library.

The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

Published: August 2009

A landmark anthology of Australian literary writing across all genres from over two centuries, this is an authoritative collection more than six years in the making, providing a window onto Australian culture. An essential addition to every Australian's library.

Macquarie PEN Anthology Collector's edition

Published: August 2009

An authoritative and comprehensive survey of Australian literary writing, from beginningless time to the present, in all genres. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in Australian literary history.

Red Thread

Published: July 2005

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