Nicolette Stasko

Nicolette Stasko was born in the US of Polish and Hungarian ancestry and immigrated to Australia in 1979. Her first collection of poetry Abundance won the Anne Elder Award in 1993 and was shortlisted for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award, the New South Wales Premier’s Prize and the National Book Awards.  She has since published three volumes of poetry and a best selling non-fiction Oyster. Her poetry is widely anthologised and she has appeared at many events both in Australia and overseas. She is also a reviewer, editor, essayist and teacher,  recently completing her PhD at the University of Sydney in Australian Studies. Her first fiction The Invention of Everyday Life is to be released in early 2007. Nicolette lives in Sydney.