Alex Skovron is the author of five collections of poetry and a prose novella. His work has been published widely, and the numerous readings he has given include appearances in China, Serbia, India, Ireland, and on Norfolk Island. Among awards for his poetry are the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, the John Shaw Neilson Award, the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize, and for his first book, The Rearrangement (1988), the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. His novella, The Poet, was joint winner of the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and has been translated into Czech. The Attic, a selection of his poetry with French translations, was published in 2013.
Alex was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and migrated to Australia in 1958, aged nearly ten. He is based in Melbourne and works as a freelance editor.