Mr Rodney Hall AM


Honorary award citation

Mr Hall will be awarded a Doctor of Literature in recognition of his distinguished career and his contribution to Australian literature.

An internationally renowned author, he has written 11 novels with a twelfth due out next year. He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award for Just Relations in 1982 and then again in 1994 for the Grisly Wife. His 2001 book The Day We Had Hitler Home was shortlisted for the Award. He has published 12 collections of poems and from 1967-78 was poetry editor for The Australian newspaper.

In addition to his extensive writings in literature and poetry, Rodney Hall is also an accomplished musician. He plays the recorder and was the leader of the Baroque Music Group. Between 1981 and 1983, he was the Musical Director of the Musica da Camera Chamber Orchestra.

Rodney Hall held the position of Chairperson of the Australia Council from 1991 until 1994. In 1994 he was honoured with a membership of the Order of Australia. He graduated from The University of Queensland in 1971.


Doctor of Letters honoris causa