Vivian Smith

Dr Vivian Smith

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1998
  • Section(s): English


Vivian Smith, Australian poet, writer and academic, taught for many years in the Department of English at the University of Sydney (Reader 1982-96; retired 1996). His various literary awards include the New South Wales Premier’s Prize (the Kenneth Slessor Prize) for Poetry (1983) and the Patrick White Literary Award (1997).

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