Born in Melbourne and brought up in Sydney, Alison Booth spent over two decades studying, living and working in the UK before returning to Australia some fifteen years ago.
Alison has published six novels, the most recent being The Painting (2021). Her fiction has been translated into French and her short stories have appeared in international publications including Antipodes and New Writing. Her fiction awards include a Varuna Longlines Fellowship from the Eleanor Dark Foundation and the Highly Commended Award in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award. Alison is also Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and recipient of the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Economic Society of Australia.
Alison loves hearing from readers, so do drop her a note on the Contact page if you would like to get in touch.
Interview with Jan Goldsmith 3CR Melbourne. 19 July 2018
Interview with Martyn Pearce from the ANU Reporter, November 2012
Interview for Australian Literature Review, 21 November 2012
Interview with Jeanavive McGregor, Radio 2SER, 23 July 2012
Interview with Nicole Alexander, 29 May 2012
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Podcast interview on 'Published orNot' with Jan Goldsmith, 3CR Radio, 28 June 2012(.mp3 format - approx 15Mb download)
Sydney Writers' Centre Podcast interview with Valerie Khoo, 20 January 2011
Interview with Stephen Green page 24, "Margin Quarterly Magazine", ANU CBE, Issue 3, Autumn 2011