Lachlan Brown

Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Lachlan Brown

Senior Lecturer in English
Wagga Wagga
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Lachlan has been living in Wagga since 2011. He grew up in Macquarie Fields in Southwest Sydney and completed his PhD at the University of Sydney. In 2008 he was a recipient of the Marten Travelling Bequest for poetry and in 2013 he received an Emerging Writers' Grant.

He has won the Sydney University Henry Lawson poetry prize, the Macquarie Fields poetry prize, and the Hermes best poem award. Lachlan has also been shortlisted for the Blake Poetry Prize as well as being shortlisted and commended in the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize, highly commended in the 2015 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, and runner up in the 2016 Judith Wright Overland Poetry Prize.

Lachlan's poems have appeared in journals including CorditeMascaraHeatRabbit, Southerly, St Mark's Review and Island. His first volume of poetry, Limited Cities (Giramondo), was highly commended for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award.

He has given readings at the Sydney Writers' Festival, the Write Around the Murray Festival, the Newcastle Young Writer's Festival, The Emerging Writers' Festival, Noted Literary Festival, and at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference.

Lachlan has exhibited at ANCA with Dr Tony Curran and is working on a

Lachlan's latest book of poetry, Lunar Inheritance, is forthcoming with Giramondo Publishing

  • LIT214 Australian Literature
  • LIT221 Creative Writing
  • LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
  • WRT210 Writing for Publication
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Poetry and Visual Arts Collaboration
  • Creative practice (poetry)
  • Literature and Theology
  • Literature and Suburbs
  • Contemporary Australian Writing
  • Transnational short fiction
  • Asian-Australian writing
  • Literature and computer games

Research Grants, Prizes, Awards, Residencies

2016: Judith Wright Poetry Prize (shortlisted and runner up)

2016: CSU Faculty of Arts Research Compact Grant

2015: Canberra Poetry Prize longlist

2015 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (shortlisted and highly commended)

2015: Shortlisted and recommended for the Cha magazine 'Other Side' Competition

2014: Newcastle Poetry Prize (commended)

2014: Visiting Scholar (TCU, Fort Worth, Texas)

2014: Special Studies Project, CSU

2013: Emerging Writers' Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2013: Mary Gilmore poetry award (highly commended for Limited Cities)

2011: Faculty Research Fellowship, CSU

2009: Dame Leonie Kramer Prize in Australian Poetry (Sydney University).

2008: Blake Poetry Prize (shortlisted).

2008-9: Marten Travelling Bequest for Poetry.

2006: University of Sydney Union Poetry Prize (winner).

2005-8: Australian Postgraduate Award.

2005: Hermes Best Poem award (winner).

2005: Sydney University Grant in Aid.

2004: University Medal in Australian Literature.

2004: NSW institute of Journalists' Prize in Australian Literature.

2004: Dame Leonie Kramer Prize in Australian Poetry (Sydney University).

2004: Sydney University Henry Lawson prize for poetry (joint winner).