David Brooks

David Brooks, novelist, poet and essayist, has been called ‘one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual and versatile writers’ (Sydney Morning Herald).

The author of four published novels, four collections of short stories and five collections of poetry, his work has won the Ann Elder Award, and been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award and the NSW Premier’s Prize.

David’s most recent book, The Grass Library, has been described by New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson as ‘one of the most beautifully written books about animals I have ever read’.

A long-time teacher of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, David Brooks recently retired after twenty years as co-editor of the journal Southerly.

He lives in the Upper Mountains with four rescued sheep and a dog.

David will be discussing his latest book The Grass Library, with animal rights activist Christine Townend on Saturday 24th of August.