Les Murray lives in New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Taller When Prone, which appeared alongside an updated edition of his 1996 memoir, Killing the Black Dog: A Memoir of Depression. He has been honored by the Australian government with the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to literature, and in 1999 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for the British Commonwealth. His collected poems will be published in the summer of 2014.
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