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Bernadette Brennan has taught Australian Literature and Australian Studies at the University of Sydney. She is a literary critic, academic and researcher of contemporary Australian writing, and has been a judge for the Miles Franklin Award.

In 2018, Bernadette won the inaugural Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing (Copyright Agency Cultural Fund).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 winner Cultural Fund Fellowships Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing

 to research and write a significant biography on Australian short-story writer Gillian Mears. 

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Writing Life : Helen Garner and Her Work Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017 10604838 2017 single work biography

'Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft.

'But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She has never been afraid to write herself into her nonfiction, and many of her own experiences help to shape her fiction. But who is the ‘I’ in Helen Garner’s work?

'Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work, a literary portrait that maps all of her books against the different stages of her life.

'Brennan has had access to previously unavailable papers in Garner’s archive, and she provides a lively and rigorous reading of the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters.' (Publication summary)

2018 winner CHASS Australia Prizes Australia Book Prize
2018 shortlisted National Biography Award
2018 shortlisted ASAL Awards The Australian Historical Association Awards Magarey Medal for Biography
2018 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Non-Fiction
2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2018 longlisted The Stella Prize
y separately published work icon Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2008 Z1583921 2008 selected work criticism
2009 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
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