Anthony Macris is an Australian writer, literary critic and academic. His most recent book, When Horse Became Saw: a family’s journey through autism (Penguin [Australia] 2011), was shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the 2011 AgeBook of the Year.
His novel, Capital, Volume One (A&U 1997), was shortlisted for the Best First Book, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, South East Asian Section (1998). It also won him a listing as a Sydney Morning Herald Australian Best Young Novelist 1998.
Its sequel, Great Western Highway: a love story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two), will be published by University of Western Australia Press in 2012.
His book reviews, articles and review essays have appeared inThe Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and The Bulletin, and his academic work has been published in a wide range of national and international journals. He is currently Associate Professor in Writing and Theory at the University of Technology, Sydney.