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John Mateer

John Mateer has published books of poems in Australia, Austria, Portugal and the UK, and smaller collections in South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Macau. World Literature Today has called him ‘the most recent reincarnation of the international poet’. He has won the Victorian Premier’s prize for poetry and is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian literature.

Mateer has been a guest at the Perth Writers Festival, Poetry Africa (South Africa), Word without Borders (Czech Republic), Festival of Poetry and Wine (Slovenia), Stockholm Poetry Festival, Galle Literary Festival (Sri Lanka), Ubud Literary Festival (Indonesia), PEN’s Free the Word (UK), International Meeting of Poets (Portugal), Wordfeast (Singapore), Festival of International Poetry: Towards the Pacific Rim (Tokyo).


Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Award, 2013
Shortlisted, Victorian Premier’s Award, 2013
Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2013
Winner, Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, 2001
Centenary Medal, 2003

Books available from Fremantle Press

Other Books by this Author

  • Southern Barbarians (Giramondo)
  • Unbelievers, or ‘The Moor’ (Giramondon)

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Book Launch

Acclaimed author Peter Docker is set to launch his new book Sweet One. We’d love to see you there!
When: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, Thursday 4th September
Where: New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle

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