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.

Right now, I’m finalising a novel manuscript with the assistance of the Erica Bell Mentorship Program. 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 have been produced for Radio National, and published in Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, The Canary Press, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings, Mascara Literary 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.

My essays have appeared in The Guardian, Meanjin and Island.

My poems have been published in Southerly, Meanjin, Overland and Cordite. I was the winner of the 2016 John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, as part of the FAW National Literary Awards.

I’ve twice been shortlisted for the University of Tasmania Prize, the unpublished manuscript category of the Tasmanian Premiers’ Literary Prizes.

Contact me:

t. @ben_walter