Susan Hampton

Susan Hampton grew up in Inverell and Newcastle, NSW, and lived in the inner west in Sydney for many years, before buying a farm in Victoria. She now lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her wife Charlotte. She studied at Newcastle, Macquarie and Sydney Universities, and has taught writing at many Australian universities. She has five sisters, and a son and two grand-daughters.

Susan has won many grants and awards for her work. The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, which she co-edited, became a set text on many writing courses. Surly Girls, performance pieces and short stories, won the Steele Rudd Award in 1990. The Kindly Ones, a long narrative poem, has been described as ‘… a weird satirical travelogue written by one of the Furies … It is an extraordinary poem: bold, bitter, intelligent and fantastical.’ It was shortlisted for the NSW and Victorian Premiers’ Awards for poetry, The Age Book of the Year Award, and the ACT Book of the
Year Award. It won the 2006 Judith Wright Award.

Puncher & Wattmann titles by Susan Hampton