Nicholas Jose

Nicholas Jose 2014 300 dpi

Nicholas Jose has published seven novels, including Paper Nautilus (1987), The Red Thread (2000) and Original Face (2005), three collections of short stories, Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola (a memoir), and essays, mostly on Australian and Asian culture. He is Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and Professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide, where he is a member of the J M Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.


Gifts from China

GR OnlineA VISITOR TO China will often hear about the four great inventions that China has given the world: paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass. Then sometimes there is a question: what else has China contributed to humankind? And then...

A local footnote

FictionA WRITER HAS come to town. A reputation for greatness precedes him. His prize-winning books are plainly spoken, yet demanding. In person, he is a man of few words. He looks fit, with a sweet smile, and perhaps a...

Back to the avantgarde

EssayEVERY PICTURE TELLS a story. Sometimes what happens around a picture can be as telling as the picture itself. Without having to change in any way, the picture finds itself in such interesting times that its meaning and value...

I had written him a letter

EssayIF YOU'RE LOOKING for an example of how a classic literary text can speak to the present, you could hardly do better than Clancy of the Overflow. Banjo Paterson's poem of a century ago caught some Australian attitudes that are...

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