Dorothy Porter (1954-2008)

"The Age" newspaper has announced, and I've had it confirmed by a reliable source, that Australian poet Dorothy Porter passed away this morning, aged 54.

Porter will be best known for her verse novel, The Monkey's Mask, which was made into a film of the same name in 2000. Her verse novels What a Piece of Work and Wild Surmise were both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and her most recent work, El Dorado, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award and Prime Minister's Literary Award.

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