Philip Salom has published four novels and fourteen books of poetry. In 2017 his novel, Waiting, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Prime Minister’s Award and the Victorian Premiers Prize. His 2019 novel is The Returns. Other awards include twice winning the Commonwealth Poetry Book Prize in London, the WA Premier’s Prize (three times) and two wins in the prestigious Newcastle Poetry Prize. He has also been recognised with the Christopher Brennan Award, Australia’s lifetime award for poets.