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manuscript, A Guide to Bushwalking in Tasmania: 25 Short Walks, was the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the unpublished manuscript category of the Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes.

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 Meanjin, Island, Overland, The Lifted Brow, The Canary Press, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings, The Review of Australian Fiction, Mascara Literary Review and Griffith Review,

My essays and non-fiction have appeared in The Guardian, Island, Overland, Meanjin and Cordite Poetry Review.

My poetry has appeared in Southerly, Meanjin, Overland, Island and Cordite Poetry Review.

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