Portrait of Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu

By October 2021, Ouyang Yu will have published 137 books in both English and Chinese in the field of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary translation and criticism. His second book of English poetry, Songs of the Last Chinese Poet, was shortlisted for the 1999 NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

His third novel, The English Class, won the 2011 NSW Premier’s Award, and his translation in Chinese of The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes won the Translation Award from the Australia-China Council in 2014. Ouyang Yu won the Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection in the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards.