Lansdown Andrew

Andrew Lansdown is an award-winning Australian writer whose poetry and fiction have appeared in more than 70 magazines and newspapers and are represented in over 100 anthologies.

He has published 3 novels, 2 short story collections, 2 children’s poetry collections and 14 poetry collections. In addition to these 21 books, he has published 8 chapbooks (poetry). His book publishers include: Angus & Robertson Publishers, Five Islands Press, Omnibus Books, Picaro Press, Scholastic Australia, Walleah Press, William Collins Australia and William Heinemann Australia.

Andrew has won the Adelaide Festival’s John Bray National Poetry Prize and the Western Australian Premier’s Award for poetry (twice). He has also been awarded half a dozen full-year Writers Fellowships by the Literature Board of the Australia Council.

Andrew’s fantasy novel, With My Knife (Omnibus Books, 1992) was shortlisted in 1994 for both the National Children’s Book Award and the Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia designated his fantasy novel, The Red Dragon, as a “Notable Australian Children’s Book” in 2007. The Red Dragon was also nominated for the Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYBRA) and won the Hoffman Award, which is given to the highest ranked Australian/ Western Australian book on the WAYRBA young readers’ list.

Andrew’s most recent poetry collections are: The Colour of Life (in Two Poets), published by Fremantle Press (Western Australia, 2011); Gestures of Love: the fatherhood poems, published by Wombat Books (Queensland, 2013); Inadvertent Things: poems in traditional Japanese forms, published by Walleah Press (Tasmania, 2013); and Kyoto Sakura Tanka, published by Rhiza Press (Queensland, 2016).

Andrew lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife, Susan, and the two youngest of their five children. His website is: andrewlansdown.com.