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Stephanie Bishop


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Academic Background

Stephanie is an award winning author of four novels. Her most recent book, The Anniversary, was published in 2023. It has been translated into five languages, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and has been recently optioned for film. Her previous novels are Man Out Of Time, The Other Side of the World and The Singing.

She is the recipient of multiple prizes, including The Readings Prize for New Australian Writing, the Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (shortlisted), the Christina Stead Prize for fiction (shortlisted) and the Stella Prize (longlisted). In 2006 she was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists of the Year.

She has received fellowships to Yaddo, Tenjinyama Art Studio (Japan), Himachal Pradesh University (India), and Oxford University, where she was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Life Writing. She is the recipient of three Australia Council Literature Grants and holds a PhD from Cambridge University. 

Bishop’s essays and fiction have appeared in the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The Monthly and the Sydney Review of Books, among other publications. She is currently working on her fifth novel.




Bishop, S. (2023). The Anniversary, Weidenfeld and Nicholson (UK), Grove (US), Masilio (Italy), DVT (Germany), Trei (Romania)
Magneto (Hungary)


Bishop, S. (2018). Man Out of Time. Sydney: Hachette


Bishop, S. (2015). The Other Side of the World. Sydney: Hachette Australia (Hachette New Zealand; Tinder Press/Headline, UK: 2015, Simon & Schuster/Atria US and Canada: 2016, Fleuve Editions, France: 2017).


Bishop, S. (2005). The Singing. Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger.


Refereed Journal Articles


Bishop, S. (2013). Silent Reading: The Read Voice. TEXT Volume 17, No 1, April

Bishop, S. (2002). In the New Hours. The Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 November 142- 149.

Book Chapters          

Bishop, S. (2020). The Living Image: Visual Epiphany in the Work of Gerald Murnane,  Reading Australian Writing, New South Press, Sydney, Australia: 272-286.

Bishop, S. (2020). Songs I Can’t Play. Imagined Spaces, Voyage Out Press, Edinburgh, 19-27.

Bishop, S. (2019). Time Flowing Slowly Like Oil. Introduction to J.M. Coetzee’s The Life and Times of Michael K. Text, Melbourne, Australia: i-xiv.  

Bishop, S. (2018). Vantablack. Republished in the anthology Best Summer Stories, Black Inc. Melbourne, Australia: 77-87.   


Short Creative Works and Memoir


Bishop, S. A Tale of Two Women, (2023), London Review of Books.


Bishop, S. (2019). On the Psychological Effect of Living with Houseplants. London Review of Books Vol 41, no 18, p28.


Bishop, S. (2019). On the Manifold of Logic of Female Invisibility. Blackbox Manifold No.22 . Summer.


Bishop, S. (2019). On the Navigation of Marital Obfuscations. Blackbox Manifold. No.22 Summer.


Bishop, S. (2019). On the Personification of Cumbersome Objects. London Review of Books, Vol  42, no 3. p36.


Bishop, S. (2019). Unboxing My Father’s Suitcase. 3am Magazine                                                                      


Bishop, S. (2017). In the Wild the Male is Always the Most Beautiful. Westerly, Vol. 62, no.1:10-16.


Bishop, S. (2017). A Brief History of the First Person. The Times Literary Supplement.


Bishop, S. (2017). Vanta Black. Meanjin, Vol. 76, no. 2: 92-97.


Bishop, S. (2016, September 17). My Grandmother’s Ten Pound Exile Returned to Haunt Me. The Guardian.


Bishop, S. (2014). Weatherman. Southerly, Vol. 74, no. 1:167 – 235.


Bishop, S. (2014). Landfall. Island Magazine, Vol. 138:78 – 83.


Bishop, S. (2004). Versions. Overland. No.177, Summer 2004: 90.  


Longform Literary Journalism (Commissioned)


Bishop, S. (2018, October 12). Exercise in Freedom: Post-war, Postcolonial Fiction. Times  Literary Supplement (3000 words), 26-7.


Bishop, S. (2018, July 20). Secret Darkness: On the Collected Work of Helen Garner. Times Literary Supplement (3000 words), 9-10.


Bishop, S. (2018, August). To Have or Not to Have. The Monthly (4000 words), on Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, and Jacqueline Rose’s Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty, 55-59.


Bishop, S. (2015, February 2). The Same But Different. Sydney Review of Books.


Bishop's shorter reviews have frequently appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Weekend Australian. A complete list of these publications is available on request. She is also a regular contributor to The Monthly. A full list of these shorter reviews is available upon request.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge