Glenda Adams

Brief Biography

Glenda Adams was born in Sydney in 1940 and was later educated at the University of Sydney. It was here that she developed her interest in langages and cultures, and in Indonesia in particular. After graduating she travelled through Indonesia on a study tour which later led to her teaching Indonesian at the University of Sydney. In 1964 she moved to New York and stayed in the United States - apart from a few years in Europe - until 1990. At that time she moved back to Sydney to live. Adams has been a writer-in-residence at University of Western Australia, Macquarie University and the University of Adelaide. She currently lectures at the University of Technology in Sydney.

Her novel Dancing on Coral won the 1987 Miles Franklin Award, and Longleg was shortlisted for the same award in 1991.


Games of the Strong 1982
Dancing on Coral 1987
Longleg 1990
The Tempest of Clemenza 1996

Short Story Collections
Lies and Stories 1976
The Hottest Night of the Century 1979

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