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Peter Skrzynecki

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Peter Skrzynecki was born in 1945 in Germany and came to Australia in 1949. He has published fifteen books of poetry and prose and won several awards including the Grace Leven Poetry Prize and the Henry Lawson Short Story Award. In 1989 he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Polish government. In 2002 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to multicultural literature. His books of poetry include Easter Sunday (1993) and Time\'s Revenge (2000). Other titles include Night Swim (1989) and Immigrant Chronicle (1975) which has been a set text on the New South Wales Higher School Certificate for many years. He has also published two collections of short stories and two novels, the most recent being The Cry of the Goldfinch (1996). He has also edited two anthologies of contemporary Australian writing, including Joseph\'s Coat: An Anthology of Multicultural Writing in Australia (1985). In 2005 his collection of short stories, The Wild Dogs was published in Poland to enthusiastic reviews, and his memoir, The Sparrow Garden (2004) was shortlisted for the National Biography Award. He is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney.
ALL TITLES BY PETER SKRZYNECKI
The Sparrow Garden
The Sparrow Garden
Peter Skrzynecki


With his classic Immigrant Chronicle, Peter Skrzynecki harnessed the universal language of poetry. Now, in his powerful memoir The Sparrow Garden, he travels from the Displaced Persons camps of German ...


Immigrant Chronicle (New Edition)
Immigrant Chronicl...
Peter Skrzynecki


Peter Skrzynecki is a poet and fiction writer of Polish-Ukrainian descent. His poems are largely poems of reflection and observation, but in the course of their "meditations" on experience they touch ...


The Wild Dogs
The Wild Dogs
Peter Skrzynecki


A rich and poignant story collection from one of Australia's most sensitive and incisive writers.


Old New World: New and Selected Poems
Old New World: New...
Peter Skrzynecki


Peter Skryznecki’s Old New World: New and Selected Poems captures 30 years of poems by one of Australia’s important writers.