UWA’s Winthrop Professor Philip Mead has won the NSW Premier’s Literary Prize for Literary Scholarship for his book, Networked Language: Culture and History in Australian Poetry. Mead was appointed chair in Australian literature at the university last year. His book was described by the judges as “adventurous and forward-looking as well as profoundly scholarly”. Mead is the former coordinator of English at the University of Tasmania and Lockie fellow in creative writing and Australian literature at the University of Melbourne. He is also a former poetry editor of Meanjin.
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