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A. Frances Johnson A. Frances Johnson i(A91173 works by) (a.k.a. Amanda Johnson)
Gender: Female
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Amanda Johnson has taught creative writing at the University of Melbourne. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Westerly, Southerly, Meanjin, The New Antigone and Arena Magazine. Her paintings have been shown in Indonesia and Australia. In 2006 she received an Arthur Boyd Bundanoon residency in painting.

Johnson has completed a PhD on the representation and construction of Indigenous voices in contemporary historical fiction. She was the recipient of the 2001 Felix Meyer Scholarship from the Melbourne University for her writing project on the painter Eugen von Guerard. Johnson travelled to Indonesia as an Asialink resident in 1998, where she ran a series of workshops on comparative colonial imaging of nature and the city. In 2003 she was awarded the Faculty of Arts Amy Gaye Cowper Tennant Memorial Fellowship to pursue her writing projects. Source:

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Shrine i "Some distance from the great white shrine", 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Dazzled : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2014; (p. 68-69)
2014 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
Big Wig i "You were no famous footballer, nor footballer’s hungry wife.", 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 349 2013;
2013 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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