David Whish-Wilson (born 1966) is an Australian author.
He was born in Newcastle, New South Wales but raised in Singapore, Victoria and Western Australia. He left Australia in 1984 to live in Europe, Africa and Asia, where he worked as a barman, actor, streetseller, labourer, exterminator, factory worker, gardener, clerk, travel agent, teacher and drug trial guinea pig. During this time he began to publish short stories in Australia (anthologised in Pascoe Publishing's Best Fifty Stories Collection) and had a longer piece short-listed for the Vogel/Australian Literary Award.
He currently lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he teaches creative writing at Curtin University.
Awards and nominations
- 2010 Ned Kelly Awards: Short-listed for Line of Sight
- 2014 Short-listed WA Premier's Book Awards for Perth
- 2015 Winner Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction for The Cook
- The Summons (2006, Random House)
- Line of Sight (2010, Penguin)
- 'In Savage Freedom' in Hard Labour (Crime Factory, 2012)
- "Zero at the Bone" (2013, Penguin)
- "Perth" (2013, New South Publishing)
- "David Whish-Wilson". Davidwhish-wilson.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
I therefore decided to write Line of Sight (ISBN 9780670073740) as a crime novel, inspired by real events relating to the murder of Shirley Finn, but one whose characters are entirely fictionalised