Focus on Western Australian writers

Western Australia (WA) has a rich literary tradition, with numerous successful writers, past and present, and a handful of independent presses, including Fremantle Press, the University of Western Australia Press and Margaret River Press, being based here.

This is despite a small population — just  2.6 million people live in the state, mainly in the fertile south-west (home to the Margaret River wine region) and the capital city of Perth.

Here is a list of books reviewed on this blog which have been written by WA writers — whether they live here or come from here — arranged in alphabetical order by author’s surname.

Alan Carter

Claire G. Coleman

Amanda Curtin

Brooke Davis

Madelaine Dickie

Robert Drewe

Ron Elliott

Glenda Guest

Michelle Johnston

Elizabeth Jolley

Gail Jones

Ngarta & Jukuna

  • Two sisters (non-fiction, 2016 – first published 2004)

Avan Judd Stallard

Lynne Leonhardt

Joan London

Martin McKenzie-Murray

Emily Paull

Kim Scott

Craig Silvey

M.L. Stedman

Randolph Stow

David Whish-Wilson

Josephine Wilson

  • Cusp (fiction, 2005)

Tim Winton

This page will be updated as and when new books are reviewed. It was last updated on 9 August 2020.