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

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 21 March 2020.