Andy Kissane

Andy Kissane lives in Sydney and writes poetry and fiction. He has published three books of poetry, Facing the Moon (Five Islands Press, 1993), Every Night They Dance (Five Islands Press, 2000) and Out to Lunch (Puncher & Wattmann, 2009). His first novel, Under the Same Sun (Sceptre, 2000) was shortlisted for the Vision Australia Audio Book of the Year.
Poetry prizes include the Red Earth Poetry Award, the Sydney Writers' Festival Poetry Olympics, the John Shaw Neilson Award, the inaugural Publisher's Cup Cricket Poetry Award and the BTG-Blue Dog Poetry Reviewing prize. He has taught Creative Writing at four universities, most recently UNSW, (2007-2009). He is currently the recipient of a New Work grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and he is currently the Coriole National Wine Poet and six of his poems are featured on the back of the latest Coriole Cabernet Barbera. Most recently he published a book of short stories, The Swarm, by Puncher & Wattmann in August 2012. His book was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award in 2013.