Peter Craven (literary critic)

Peter Craven (born 1949 or 1950)[1] is an Australian literary critic and cultural studies writer.[2]

Peter Craven
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
GenreLiterary criticism, cultural studies
RelativesGreg Craven (brother)

Life and career edit

While enrolled for a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Craven met Michael Heyward with whom he founded Scripsi, a literary magazine which was published from 1981 to 1994.[3] Craven has written for The Age, The Australian and the Australian Literary Review.[4] His work has also appeared in Oxford Guide to Contemporary Writing, the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books.[3]

Craven has been described as both a "literary hack" and "one of the most prolific, erudite and opinionated voices in Australian literary circles".[1] In 2004 he was awarded the Pascall Prize for Australian Critic of the Year.

The legal academic Greg Craven is his younger brother.[1]

Bibliography edit

Essays, reporting and other contributions edit

  • Craven, Peter (March 2003). "Introduction". Quarterly Essay. 9: iii–vii.
  • — (August 2005). "Enthralled by shadows". Griffith Review. 5.
  • — (January–February 2018). "Makers of poetry and masters of prose : tradition and innovation in translating the Iliad". Quadrant. 62 (1–2 [543]): 94–101.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Susan Wyndham (20 July 2002). "Nothing if not critical". The Age. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ "ABC News – Peter Craven". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Contributor: Peter Craven". Griffith Review.
  4. ^ "The Wheeler Centre – Peter Craven". Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 26 September 2014.

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