Antoni Jach is a novelist, painter and playwright. His most recent novel is Napoleon's Double, a narrative enlisting history and philosophy for its own neo-baroque ends. His previous novels are The Weekly Card Game, a tragicomic study of quotidian repetition and The Layers of the City, a meditation on contemporary Paris, civilisation and barbarism (which was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Fiction Award and was translated into Turkish under the title Sehrin Katmanlari).
Antoni is also the author of a book of poetry, An Erratic History, an idiosyncratic history of Australia and two plays, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene and Waiting for Isabella. He is the creator of a series of artist videos and his paintings have been on display in an exhibition at Le Globo in Paris. He is the publisher at Modern Writing Press, holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and has taught creative writing at RMIT.
JF Vernay. “Lost in Distraction: Repetition and Ennui in Antoni Jach’s The Weekly Card Game”. Southerly 69:2, Long Paddock 5, Sydney, December 2009. E-print:
JF Vernay. “‘An intelligent conversation of a structured kind’ with Antoni Jach”, Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature 22: 1, June 2008, 56-62. Republished and abridged in Etchings 5, Melbourne, August 2008, 30-46.
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