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.

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. He undertook numerous fellowships and his work was 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.


Pieces by Frank Moorhouse (1938–2022)

Effeminacy, mateship, love
Edition 58: Storied Lives – The Novella Project V

The dark conundrum
Edition 41: Now We are Ten

The writer in a time of terror
Edition 14: The Trouble with Paradise

The painter and the writer
Edition 8: People like Us

Manifesto for the imagination
Edition 23: Essentially Creative

Did Eros remember her name?
Edition 26: Stories for Today

Welcome back Bakunin - Life chances in Australia: some notes of discomfort
Edition 3: Webs of Power

Beyond stigma
Edition 33: Such Is Life

If you know Bourke you know Australia
Edition 36: What Is Australia For?

World order dreaming: a guide to conversations about the United Nations
Edition 1: Insecurity in the New World Order

Griffith Review