2011 Patrick White Award

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robert_adamson.jpg    The poet Robert Adamson has been named the recipient of the 2011 Patrick White Award. Adamson was born in Sydney on 1943 and visited the Hawkesbury River district of New South Wales on a number of occasons when he was a child. He took to poetry in gaol and has become one of the most awarded poets of the past twenty years in Australia. His major collections include The Clean Dark, The Goldfinches of Baghdad and The Golden Bird.

The Patrick White Award was established by the author using his 1973 Nobel Prize Award to initiate a trust fund. It's aim is to recognise writers who have been highly creative over a number of years but who have not received their due critical acclaim.

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