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David Thomas Henry Wright

Associate Professor, Nagoya University

David Thomas Henry Wright won the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards’ QUT Digital Literature Prize and 2019 Robert Coover Award for a work of Electronic Literature (2nd prize). He was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award, Viva La Novella Award, Overland Short Story Prize, and the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards’ Digital Literature Prize. He has been published in Southerly, Westerly, Seizure, Verity La, Electronic Book Review, and MATLIT. He has a PhD (English and Comparative Literature) from Murdoch University and a Masters (Creative Writing) from The University of Edinburgh, and taught Creative Writing at China’s top university, Tsinghua. He is currently co-editor of The Digital Review and Associate Professor (Comparative Literature) at Nagoya University.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Nagoya University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, Tsinghua Univeristy


  • 2019 
    Murdoch University, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc (Creative Writing)
  • 2005 
    Queensland University of Technology, BFA (Film and Television)


  • 2019
    Italo Calvino’s Six Memos as ethical imperative in J.R. Carpenter’s The Gathering Cloud’, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
  • 2019
    Sound, Fury, and Consistency: Writing Recombinant Fiction, The Writing Platform
  • 2019
    ヴェブレン OK (The Veblen Good), Griffith Review
  • 2019
    Gross National Happiness, Verity La
  • 2019
    Unlabelled Bottles, Island
  • 2018
    Camel F, Westerly
  • 2018
    Self-Aware Self-Censorship As Form, Electronic Book Review
  • 2018
    ‘Writing for’ with authority: Theorizing an electronic edition of Censoring an Iranian Love Story, MATLIT: Materialities of Literature
  • 2017
    The Black War Thesis, Verity La
  • 2016
    Feckless, Southerly
  • 2015
    Executive Chairman’s Letter to the Shareholders, 2014 Annual Report, Seizure
  • 2015
    The Gigantic Serpent with Varicoloured Scales, Southerly: Long Paddock

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Writing Queensland Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Griffith Review

Professional Memberships

  • Electronic Literature Organisation
  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature
  • Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc.