Frank Moorhouse


Frank Moorhouse was born in the coastal town of Nowra, NSW. He worked as an editor of small-town newspapers and as an administrator and in the 1970s became a full-time writer. He has written fiction, non fiction, screenplays and essays and edited many collections of writing. Forty Seventeen was given a laudatory full-page review by Angela Carter in the New York Times and was named Book of the Year by the Age and 'moral winner' of the Booker Prize by the London magazine Blitz. Grand Days, the first novel in The Edith Trilogy, won the SA Premier's Award for Fiction. Dark Palace won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Age Book of the Year Award. Frank has undertaken numerous fellowships and his work has been translated into several languages. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 1985 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Griffith University in 1997.

Author Location: Sydney, Australia

News and Blog

Feb 28

Adelaide Writers' Week

by Random House Australia on 28 February 2014

Adelaide Writers' Week is coming up soon! Take a look at just some of our authors that will be attending and be sure to go to the official website for the full program.

Gabrielle Coyne, Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House, today announced the acquisition of the global publishing rights to the memoir of Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia.  The book will be published under the Knopf imprint of Random House Australia and is scheduled for publication in October 2014.

Books by Frank Moorhouse