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Dominique Hecq

Dominique Hecq grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She now lives on unceded sovereign Wurundjeri land, Melbourne. With a BA in Germanic Philology, an MA in literary translation, and a PhD in English, Hecq writes across genres and disciplines—and sometimes across tongues. Her creative works include a novel, twelve books of poetry, and five collections of short stories—including Speculate, co-written with Eugen Bacon. Among other honours such as the Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Writing and Spoken Word Performance, the Woorilla Prize for Fiction, the Martha Richardson Medal for Poetry, the New England Poetry Prize, and the inaugural AALITRA Prize for Literary Translation (Spanish to English), Dominique Hecq is a Pushcart nominee and a recipient of the 2018 International Best Poets Prize administered by the International Poetry Translation and Research Centre in conjunction with the International Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020, Songlines won the Hedgehog Press Chapbook Competition (UK) and Tracks was shortlisted for an INDIE award. More recently, Con Brio was placed second in the 2022 James Tate International Poetry Prize and is forthcoming. A runner up in the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, Smacked & Other Stories of Addiction is now off the press.

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