David Whish-Wilson


David Whish-Wilson is a novelist, short-story writer, book reviewer and essayist.

His two most recent novels, Line of Sight (Penguin, 2010) and Zero at the Bone (Penguin, 2013), are crime novels set in Perth. His most recent publication is Perth (NewSouth, 2013), part of NewSouth’s city series.

He lives in Fremantle and co-ordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University.


The worm in the bud

ReportageI’M SITTING IN the climate-controlled archival room at the Battye Library in central Perth, reading through old Police Gazettes. With a fifty-year buffer maintained to preserve the dignity of extant convicted criminals, the gazettes begin in 1905 and end...

Coming home

MemoirHow Nature always does contrive – Fal, lal, la, la!That every boy or gal,That's born into the world aliveIs either a little LiberalOr else a little Conservative...– Gilbert and Sullivan RECENTLY, I WAS asked how otherwise intelligent people could dislike George W....

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