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Philip Salom

Philip Salom is originally from WA but has lived in Melbourne for the last 10 years. His books include the internationally acclaimed Sky Poems and New and Selected Poems, A Cretive Life and Feeding the Ghost. His most recent book is The Well Mouth, a collection of voices from the underworld. His novels are Toccata and Rain (2005) and Playback (re-printed 2003). He has read as a guest writer in America, Canada, Britain, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, Singapore and New Zealand. He was a recent recipient (2006/2007) of an Australia Council major Writer’s Fellowship.


Winner, Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Best Overall Book in the British Commonwealth, 1981, 1987
Winner, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 1984, 1988, 1992
Winner, Newcastle Poetry Prize, 1996, 2000
Winner, Christopher Brennan Prize, 2004

Other Books by this Author

  • The Projectionist
  • The Silent Piano

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