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Jennifer Strauss was born in Heywood, Victoria and educated at various boarding schools and Melbourne University. Working in academia she has published several books of criticism and literary autobiography as well as editing anthologies and several volumes of her own poetry. The current president of the Australian Federation of University Women Strauss is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English at Monash University.
In 2007 Strauss was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for her work in education, her work as an academic in the fields of literature and poetry and for her work in woman's issues and industrial relations.Click here to hide this biography