• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6346

Compton, Jennifer

(1949 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1949, New Zealand
  • Occupation Playwright, Poet, Writer


Jennifer Compton was born in New Zealand and emigrated to Australia in the early 1970s. She has published several volumes of poetry, in addition to writing plays and short stories. In 1996 Jennifer was awarded the New South Wales Writers Fellowship and it was the first time the prize had been awarded to a poet.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Jennifer Compton, 1961-2009 [manuscript]