Ed Wright

Ed Wright

is an author, critic, editor and lapsed academic. He has published two books of poetry, six popular histories and an award-winning novella.


About Ed Wright

Ed Wright is an author, critic, editor and lapsed academic. He has published two books of poetry, six popular histories and an award-winning novella. He writes an Australian Fiction column for The Australian Newspaper, commissions fiction for Puncher & Wattmann and teaches writing to kids and adults at The Creative Wordshop in Newcastle.


Articles about Ed Wright

Articles by Ed Wright

Paul Auster 4321 book cover

Piling It On For Posterity

'Auster’s attempt to borrow from the chronology and geography of his own life to create a masterful multi-noded bildungsroman is an interesting idea, but 4321 is ultimately far too long-winded and sententious for that idea to properly work.'

Who fries a crumpet?

'Michael Farrell enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost experimental poets in the contemporary Australian scene. In Cocky’s Joy, while experimentalism is strongly evident, he seems to have struck a superb and playful balance, a kind of lyrical abstractionism that generates pleasure and intellectual satisfaction at the same time as it continues to question and resist the urge to meaning. The consequence is a free-wheeling, idea-shifting, constantly suggestive, sometimes touching, politically acerbic and often very funny book of poetry. Farrell shows himself to be a ludic master, and reading Cocky’s Joy is as refreshing as going on a holiday.