Reading Australia Resources

Steven Herrick

02 November 2016

Steven HerrickSteven Herrick is a poet and author. He has published twenty-two books for adults, young adults, and children, and is widely considered to be a pioneer of verse novels for children and young adults.

He left sc ... More

Garry Disher

06 December 2016

Garry DisherGarry Disher is an author of crime fiction and children’s literature.

He graduated with a Masters degree in Australian History at Monash University, and was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford Univ ... More

A.J. Betts

09 January 2017

AJ 200A.J. Betts is a Perth-based author, teacher, and public speaker. Her published works include ShutterSpeed (2008), Wavelength (2010), and Zac and Mia (2013) which won the Text Prize for young Adult and Child ... More

Markus Zusak

11 January 2017

Zusak Markus bw by Bronwyn Rennex 200Markus Zusak is an Australian writer of German and Austrian descent. He is the author of six books including a number of international best-sellers.

He pursued a t ... More

Shaun Tan

02 November 2016

Shaun Tan is an author and illustrator, originally from Perth, Western Australia. He studied Fine Arts and Literature at the University ofWestern Australia, and graduated with joint honour More

Robert Dessaix

12 September 2016

Dessaix RobertRobert Dessaix is a writer, broadcaster, essayist, and memoirist. His best-known books are the autobiography A Mother's Disgrace (1994), the novels Night Letters (1996) and Corfu (2001), and the travel ... More

David Unaipon

31 August 2016

David Unaipon (1872–1967) was an indigenous-Australian preacher, author, and inventor, whose contributions to science and literature helped overturn ...


David Williamson

08 February 2016

David Williamson (1942–) is one of Australia's most decorated playwrights. Writer of award-winning theatre, film and television, David's works have remained consistently relevant, with new seasons performed yearly. He has won awards in both film and theatre, with The Removalists (1971) earning him the George Devine Award as well as the prestige of being t ... More

Jack Hibberd

24 December 2015

Jack Hibberd (1940) is a Melbourne playwright and doctor. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in medicine and went on to become a co-founder of the Australian Performing Group (APG). He has written over forty plays, including A Stretch of the ... More

Richard Flanagan

22 April 2016

 Flanagan RichardRichard Flanagan (photograph by Ulf Andersen)

Richard Flanagan is an award-winning Aust ... More

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