David McCooey is a prize-winning critic and a poet. His essays on poetry and life writing have appeared in numerous books and scholarly journals, including The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature (2010), Criticism and Biography. He is the author of Artful Histories: Modern Australian Autobiography (CUP, 1996/2009), which won a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. He is the deputy general editor of the prize-winning Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (Allen & Unwin, 2009), which was published internationally by Norton as The Literature of Australia (2009). He is the co-editor, with Maria Takolander, of The Limits of Life Writing (Routledge, 2018). He is also a prize-winning poet. His latest collection of poems is Star Struck (UWAP, 2016). He is a professor of writing and literature at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, where he lives.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Life writing, poetry, Australian literature, creative writing, digital literature, audio poetry.