Jaya Savige is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the New College of the Humanities in London, and Poetry Editor for The Australian newspaper. He is a prize-winning poet who read for his PhD on James Joyce at Christ’s College, Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Trust (2009-13). Savige's first collection of poetry, Latecomers (UQP 2005), won the NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize and the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was highly commended for the Dame Mary Gilmore Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards. His second volume, Surface to Air (UQP 2011), was shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year and the West Australian Premier’s Prize. His work appears in The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, Thirty Australian Poets and in seven instalments of The Best Australian Poems (2008-14). He has given readings by invitation in London, New York, Berlin, Prague, Verona, Bali and throughout Australia, and he has held Australia Council writing residencies in Rome (B.R. Whiting Studio) and Paris (Cité Internationale des Arts). His most recent collection is a chapbook, Maze Bright (Vagabond Rare Object Series, Sydney, 2014).