Search - List of Books by Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright (born 25 November 1950) is an Indigenous Australian writer best known for winning the Miles Franklin Award for her 2006 novel Carpentaria.

Wright is a land rights activist originally from the Waanyi people in the highlands of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. Wright's father, a white cattleman, died when she was five years old and she grew up in Cloncurry, Queensland with her mother and grandmother. Her first book Plains of Promise published in 1997 was nominated for several literary awards and has been reprinted several times by University of Queensland Press.

Wright has also published two non-fiction works - Take Power an anthology on the history of the land rights movement in 1998 and Grog War on the introduction of alcohol restrictions in Tennant Creek published in 1997.

Carpentaria took two years to conceive and more than six years to write. It was rejected by every major publisher in Australia before independent publisher Giramondo published it in 2006. Since then it has won the Miles Franklin Award in June 2007 (ahead of a shortlist including Peter Carey's A Love Story), the 2007 Fiction Book award in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, the 2007 ALS Gold Medal and the 2007 Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction.

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Total Books: 15
The Swan Book A Novel
2016 - The Swan Book a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781501124785
ISBN-10: 1501124781
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

2013 - Carpentaria (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743169469
ISBN-10: 1743169469
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Carpentaria A Novel
2010 - Carpentaria a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439157848
ISBN-10: 1439157847
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Grog War Shifting the Blame One Town's Fight Against Alcohol
2010 - Grog War Shifting the Blame One Town's Fight Against Alcohol (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781921248122
ISBN-10: 1921248122

2009 - Carpentarie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782742784875
ISBN-10: 274278487X

2009 - Carpentaria (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781921415432
ISBN-10: 1921415436

Carpentaria A Novel
2009 - Carpentaria a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416593102
ISBN-10: 1416593101
Genre: Literature & Fiction

I cacciatori di stelle
2008 - I Cacciatori Di Stelle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788817023825
ISBN-10: 8817023825

Croire en l'incroyable
2000 - Croire En L'incroyable (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782742731206
ISBN-10: 2742731202

Plains of Promise
1997 - Plains of Promise [Uqp Black Australian Writers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780702229176
ISBN-10: 0702229172
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Grog War
Grog War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781875641314
ISBN-10: 1875641319

Le pacte du serpent arc-en-ciel
Le Pacte Du Serpent Arc-en-ciel [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782742740956
ISBN-10: 2742740953