John Scott is the author of 16 books of poetry and prose. His work has been widely translated. He has received Victorian Premier’s prizes for both poetry (St Clair) and fiction (What I Have Written). The film version of What I have Written, for which he wrote the screenplay, received an AWGIE award for best screenplay adaptation and won the International Mystery Film Festival in Bologna.
His novels Before I Wake and The Architect were both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the Victorian Premier’s Prize. His Selected Poems (1968-90) appeared in 1995. Warra Warra, a “ghost story” parable of the white invasion of Australia, was published in 2003.
He is currently working on a book-length poem, Rudolph & Miranda, which resurrects an abandoned project dating from 1967. He lives with designer Elizabeth Francis in the village of Trentham, Victoria.