John Kinsella is the author of over thirty books. His many awards include the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, the Victorian premier's Award for Poetry, the John Bray Award for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry and the Western Australian Premier's Award for Poetry (three times).
His most recent works include the poetry volumes Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016), and On the Outskirts (UQP, 2017). Story collections include Crow's Breath (Transit Lounge 2015) and Old Growth (Transit Lounge, 2017) and a recent critical volume is Polysituatedness (Manchester University Press, 2017).
With Tracy Ryan he is the co-editor of The Fremantle Press Anthology of The Western Australian Poetry (2017). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University, Western Australia.
He lives on Ballardong Noongar land at Jam Tree Gully in the Western Australian wheatbelt, and went to high school on Yamaji land in Geraldton.