David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW, but grew up in Singapore, Victoria and WA. He left Australia aged eighteen to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia, where he worked as a barman, actor, street seller, petty criminal, labourer, exterminator, factory worker, gardener, clerk, travel agent, teacher and drug-trial guinea pig. He now lives in Fremantle and coordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University.
Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Minor Creative Work of the Year (Winner 2015)
Patricia Hackett Prize for best short story published in Westerly (Winner 2014)
Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Book of the Year Award (Winner 2014)
Western Australian Premier's Award (Shortlisted 2014)
Ned Kelly Award (Shortlisted 2011)
Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Creative Work of the Year Award (Winner 2011)
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