Barry Hill

Barry Hill Barry Hill has lived in Queenscliff since 1975, from where he has been writing poetry, fiction, history, essays, radio works and libretti. His narrative poem Ghosting William Buckley won a NSW Premier’s Award, as did his labour history, Sitting In, which was partly a memoir of growing up in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. His most recent work, Broken Song, a biography of the Central Australian linguist T. G .H. Strehlow, won Premier’s Awards in Victoria and NSW, the National Biography Award, and was runner up for the Gold Medal for Australian literature. He has written ten books of poetry, most recently Eagerly We Burn, a Selected Poems, and his essays, Reason and Lovelessness, have recently been published to wide acclaim. He is a former Education Editor and Radio critic for The Age and a Poetry Editor for The AustralianThe Enduring Rip, this official history of Queenscliff was awarded the Victorian Community History Award for Best Print/Publication when it was first published in 2005.