|Patrick Allington's debut novel, Figurehead, was published by Black Inc in 2009. His short fiction has appeared in Griffith REVIEW, Meanjin, Southerly and in anthologies. His critical writings appear regularly in Australian Book Review, The Advertiser and has also appeared in The Monthly, The Weekend Australian and elsewhere.
Allington was inaugural Fiction Editor of the Melbourne-based literary magazine, Etchings, and continues to edit for a range of fiction and academic projects.
He is commissioning editor for the University of Adelaide Press and blogs at http://patrickallington.net.au/slapdash.
Allington has a Phd in Creative Writing (University of Adelaide) and a Masters in Politics by Research (University of Adelaide). He is also a Member of the Australian Society of Authors, PEN, and the South Australian Writers' Centre.