KEFALA, Antigone. Australian (born Romania), b. 1935. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Poetry. Career: Writer. New South Wales Department of Education, Sydney, teacher of English, 1961-68; University of New South Wales, administrative assistant, 1968-69; Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney, arts administrator, 1971-87. Publications: POETRY: The Alien, 1973; Thirsty Weather, 1978; European Notebook, 1988; Absence: New and Selected Poems, 1992, 2nd ed., 1998; Nepritomnost-Absence, 1998; Poems, 2000. NOVELS: The First Journey, 1975; The Island, 1984. OTHER: Alexia: A Tale of Two Cultures (for children), 1984; Summer Visit (novellas), 2002. Address: 12 Rose St., Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia.