Antonia Pont

Antonia Pont

Antonia Pont is a Melbourne-based, Australian writer, who publishes short fiction and poetry. She likes to tell stories about the way we jump to conclusions, fill in gaps and generally fabricate our worlds in ways that are unique but also in conflict with the versions of others. She likes conversation. She likes butter. She thinks a lot about verbs. Melbourne is a big, slick city that is a long way from anywhere. For a writer, that can sometimes be an advantage.


Antonia Pont in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1983 In a tiny town called Holbrook

What do you love about Short Stories?

I love short stories because they can do much weirder things than your average novel.

Do you write in other forms?

Poems, performance, extended fiction

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?


What is your favourite book?

The Magic Mountain (by Thomas Mann)

Who are your favourite writers?

John Banville, Mikhail Bulgakov and Don DeLillo

Where is your dream location?

Wherever there is snow...

What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

Read difficult things...

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