loading...
Advanced Search
OUR AUTHORS
Dorothy Porter
Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter is a poet, verse novelist and librettist. Her first poetry collection Little Hoodlum was published the same year as her graduation from Sydney University and established her as one of Australia's 'most exciting young writers.
Her first verse novel, The Monkey's Mask, was published in 1994 and won the Age Poetry Book of the Year and the National Book Council's Turnbull Fox Phillips Poetry Prize (the Banjo). In England it was named one of the books of the year in the Times. It was adapted for the stage as a multi-media one-woman show, and as a radio play for the ABC. In 2001 a film, based on the book, was released in Australia and around the world.
Dorothy has published a further five collections of verse, and four verse novels including Wild Surmise, which was short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award in 2003 and won the Adelaide Festival Award in 2004.
In 1996 Dorothy wrote the libretto for a chamber opera, The Ghost Wife, with Jonathan Mills as the composer. Based on a short story by Barbara Baynton, the opera premiered at the 1999 Melbourne International Arts Festival, opened the Sydney Festival in 2001, and played at the Barbican in London, in 2002.
The Eternity Man, another chamber opera, by Dorothy and Jonathan Mills premiered in London in 2003. Based on the life of Arthur Stace who for almost 40 years roamed the streets of Sydney writing "Eternity" on the footpaths, it was one of three winners of the inaugural Genesis Foundation Opera Award. It had its international premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London, and was adapted for film, directed by Julien Temple and starring Grant Doyle and Christa Hughes. It premiered with a special Opera House screening at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2001 and was shown on the ABC in January 2009.
In July 2005 Before Time Could Change Us, a collaboration of love songs written by Dorothy Porter for composer Paul Grabowsky and singer Katie Noonan, was released by Warner Records. It won the ARIA for Best Jazz Album of 2005.
In 2006 Dorothy Porter edited The Best Australian Poems 2006 and in November that year she was a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature.
Dorothy's last verse novel, El Dorado, was published by Picador Australia in 2007. It was shortlisted for the Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize (Age Book of the Year Award), the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature; the Prime Minister's Literary Award, and Best Fiction in the Ned Kelly Awards.
Dorothy passed away in December 2008 at the age of 54.

BROWSE BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR >

AUTHOR IMAGES

Click an author image to download. By using this photograph, you agree to the following Terms of Licence.

Dorothy Porter Image for download

LICENSING AGREEMENT

INTRODUCTION:

  1. The following Terms of Service (“TOS“) is a legal agreement between you or the employer or other entity on whose behalf you are entering into this agreement (“you” or “Licensee“) and Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd (the “Company”) and sets forth the rights and obligations with respect to any content available from the Company website, images (including author photographs) and words (the “Content”) licensed by you for the sole purpose of promoting the Pan Macmillan title to which the image relates (the “Book”).
  2. Please revisit the TOS when you intend to use or reproduce the Content. The Company reserves the right to modify the TOS at any time in its sole discretion.

 

AGREED TERMS OF SERVICE:

  1. GRANT OF RIGHTS
    • The Company grants to the Licensee a free, non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to use the Content throughout in Australia, for a period of one year, solely for the promotion of the Book for both print and digital reproduction subject to the limitations set forth in this TOS.
  2. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF VISUAL CONTENT
    • The Licensee may not:
      • use Content other than as expressly provided by the licence with respect to the Content.
      • portray any person depicted in the Content in a way that a reasonable person would find offensive, including but not limited to depicting the person:
        • in connection with pornography, “adult videos”, adult entertainment venues, escort services, dating services, or the like;
        • in connection with the advertisement or promotion of tobacco products;
        • in a political context, such as the promotion, advertisement or endorsement of any party, candidate, or elected official, or in connection with any political policy or viewpoint;
        • as suffering from, or medicating for, a physical or mental ailment; or
        • engaging in immoral or criminal activities;
      • use any Content in a pornographic, defamatory, or deceptive context, or in a manner that could be considered libellous, obscene, or illegal;
      • modify Content in a manner that changes the context of what is depicted;
      • use Content for commercial purposes, including for reference, in any advertising, merchandise or other non-editorial contexts;
      • use Content in a manner that infringes upon any third party’s trademark or other intellectual property, or would give rise to a claim of deceptive advertising or unfair competition;
      • use any Content (in whole or in part) as a trademark, service mark, logo, or other indication of origin, or as part thereof;
      • falsely represent, expressly or by way of reasonable implication, that any Content was created by you or a person other than the copyright holder(s) of that Content.
  1. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES
    • The Licensee releases the Company, its assignees and licensees from and against all claims that may arise from its use of the Content. The Licensee agrees to indemnify the Company for all costs and expenses that the Company incurs in the event that you breach any of the terms of this or any other agreement with the Company.