Les A. Murray was born in Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia in 1938. He is the author of 36 poetry collections, including The People’s Otherworld (1983), Dog Fox Field (1990), and Subhuman Redneck Problems (1996). He has also written two verse novels and 11 books of prose; translated over 20 collections; and edited several anthologies. Murray’s honors include the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, the Petrarch Prize, and the Barbara Ramsden Award from the Fellowship of Australian Writers. He served as editor of Poetry Australia and Quadrant magazines, and at the Angus & Robertson publishing company. He currently lives in Bunyah, Australia.
Audio Recordings of Les A. Murray
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, An evening of Australian poetry Vincent Buckley, David Malouf, and Les A. Murray reading their poems on April 21, 1980
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Keri Hulme and Les A. Murray reading from their work on October 28, 1985