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Alizadeh, Ali

Ali Alizadeh was born in Tehran in 1976 and migrated to Australia in 1991. He graduated with Honours in Creative Arts from Griffith University, Gold Coast and holds a PhD in Professional Writing from Deakin University, Melbourne. He has taught at universities in Australia, China, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, and has also worked as street performer, hair-wrapper, and delivery driver. He is a writer of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and literary criticism. Transactions is his seventh book. He is a lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Monash University, Melbourne.<#InMedia#>

‘This intense and beautiful book follows the trace of air-borne ashes across the blinded worlds of the present. Alizadeh’s powers of technique ruffle the veils of thought and affect.’  Justin Clemens

‘A poetry of watchfulness … upon the crucial questions of what it means for a language to speak truthfully, to witness or to fabricate, and to what end, and to what ultimate good.’ Louis Armand

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Ashes in the Air

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In the spaces between evanescence and memory, Alizadeh finds grace, wit and fire. From the opening poem’s hymn to mobility and renewal to the elegiac ending, from Tehran to the Gold Coast, Ashes in the Air sparks with wisdom and energy.



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An electric collection of fiction from the Prime Minister’s Prize shortlisted author