David George Joseph Malouf (born 20 March 1934) is an Australian writer. He is widely recognized as one of Australia’s greatest writers. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2000, his 1993 novel Remembering Babylon won the International Dublin Literary Award in 1996, he won the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award in 2008, and he was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2016, he received the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, David Malouf was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for his role as an “Influential Artist”.

Books in order of publication:

 Novels

  • Johnno. 1975.
  • An Imaginary Life (1978)
  • Fly Away Peter (1982)
  • Child’s Play (1982)
  • Harland’s Half Acre (1984)
  • The Great World (1990)
  • Remembering Babylon (1993)
  • The Conversations at Curlow Creek (1996)
  • Ransom (2009)

Short story collections

  • Antipodes (1983)
  • Untold Tales (1999)
  • Dream Stuff (2000)
  • Every Move You Make (2006)
  • The Complete Stories (2007; Australia-Asia Literary Award)

Poetry collections

  • Bicycle and Other Poems (1970)
  • Neighbours in a Thicket: Poems (1974)
  • Poems 1975–76 (1976)
  • Wild Lemons: Poems (1980)
  • Selected Poems 1959–1989 (1994)
  • Guide to the Perplexed and Other Poems (2007)
  • Typewriter Music (2007)
  • Revolving Days (2008)
  • Earth Hour. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press. 2014. Winner: Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, New South Wales Premier’s Awards.

Non-fiction

  • 12 Edmondstone St (memoirs – 1985)
  • “A Spirit of Play: The Making of Australian Consciousness”, Boyer Lectures (1998)
  • Moore, David (Summer 2000). Photographs introduced by David Malouf. “Growing up”. Granta. 70: 105–131.
  • “Made in England” (Quarterly Essay, Black Inc – 2003)
  • On Experience (Little Books on Big Themes – 2008)
  • “The Happy Life” (Quarterly Essay, Black Inc – 2011)
  • The Writing Life: Book 2 (2014)

Plays

  • Blood Relations (1988)