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David Brooks is the author of five collections of poetry, three of short fiction, four highly acclaimed novels, and a major work of Australian literary history, The Sons of Clovis (UQP 2011). His The Book of Sei (1985) was heralded as the most impressive debut in Australian short fiction since Peter Carey’s, and his second novel, The Fern Tattoo (UQP 2007), was short-listed for the Miles Franklin award. The Sydney Morning Herald called his previous collection of poetry, The Balcony (UQP 2008), ‘an electric performance’. Until 2013 he taught Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, where he was also the foundation director of the graduate writing program. He is currently co-editor of literary journal Southerly, lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, and spends several months each year in a village on the coast of Slovenia. His most recent collection of poetry is Open House (UQP 2015).

ALL TITLES BY DAVID BROOKS
The Umbrella Club
The Umbrella Club
David Brooks


Inspired by barrage balloons on the battlefields of France in World War 1, two young Englishmen develop a mutual fascination that will change the course of their lives.


The Fern Tattoo
The Fern Tattoo
David Brooks


Evidently she knew who I was, or thought she did, since I had apparently needed no introduction and certainly hadn’t received one… She told stories. One could almost say she rushed into them, on the m ...


The Balcony
The Balcony
David Brooks


From the snowy balconies of Central Europe to the white-hot suburbs of Sydney, these poems surface from the depths of a life learning to live to the fullest. Affirming that erotic love is one of the h ...


The Best Australian Poetry 2008
The Best Australia...
Martin Duwell
David Brooks
Bronwyn Lea


Guest Editor David Brooks brings to this collection his reputation as a poet of distinction, as well as his acumen as the editor of Australia's oldest literary journal, Southerly. His selection of 40 ...


The Sons of Clovis: Ern Malley, Adore Floupette and a secret history of Australian poetry
The Sons of Clovis...
David Brooks


The Sons of Clovis is a scholarly tour de force. It begins with the Ern Malley affair, establishing previously unrecognised connections between the Australian scene and French symboliste poetry, befor ...


The Conversation (Hardback)
The Conversation (...
David Brooks


A novel brimming with mystery, confessions, food and philosophy. Paperback edition coming soon.


The Conversation (Paperback)
The Conversation (...
David Brooks


A novel brimming with mystery, confessions, food and philosophy. Paperback.


Open House
Open House
David Brooks


A striking new poetry collection from the author of The Conversation


Napoleon
Napoleon's Roads
David Brooks


A writer questions the architecture of words, struggling to capture his ideas before they are lost; a husband excavating beneath his house becomes mesmerised by silence and disappears in search of sol ...


AWARDS
Shortlisted: 2013 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for The Conversation
Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards 2015 State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection - Judith Wright Calanthe Award