Ben Walter

I’m a Tasmanian writer of lyrical, Un-Australian fiction. In recent years, I’ve been one of the nation’s most widely published writers of short stories.

My novel manuscript, A Guide to Bushwalking in Tasmania: 25 Short Walks, has been shortlisted for the unpublished manuscript category of the Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes. This is the third time running that I have been shortlisted for this award.

I’ve just finished a short novella for the Lost Rocks project, and a selection of poems for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s Big Punchbowl exhibition.

My stories, essays and poems have been produced for Radio National, and published in The GuardianMeanjin, Island, Overland, Southerly, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, The Canary Press, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings, Mascara Literary Review, Cordite Poetry Review and The Review of Australian Fiction.

I was the recent runner-up in Overland’s Victoria University Short Story Prize for 2016, after being shortlisted in 2015. I was the winner of the 2016 John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, as part of the FAW National Literary Awards.


Interviews with Me:

Pieced Work, with Clare Carlin.
Tincture Journal, with Daniel Young.

Contact me:

t. @ben_walter