Andrew Enstice won the Bridport Prize for poetry at the age of nineteen. He was awarded a scholarship to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating MA, and holds a PhD from Exeter University. His first book, Landscapes of the Mind (Macmillan, UK) remains the definitive study of Thomas Hardy’s literary landscape in his Wessex books.

He swapped the academic world for life as a scriptwriter and producer with Granada Television in Manchester, UK. He lived for a while in the mountains of Northern Italy, hiked in Sumatra and northern Thailand, and travelled round Australia before settling in Melbourne, where he taught in various universities.

He now lives in rural Victoria. He has written and directed for the theatre – his play about the nineteenth century gold rush, Crossing the River, premiered in Melbourne. He has published numerous works, quite a few with Janeen Webb.

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