Born in Melbourne and brought up in Sydney, I spent over two decades studying, living and working in the UK before returning to Australia some fifteen years ago.


My debut novel, Stillwater Creek, was Highly Commended in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award, and afterwards published in Reader’s Digest Select Editions in Asia and in Europe. My subsequent novels were The Indigo Sky (2011), A Distant Land (2012), A Perfect Marriage (2018) and The Philosopher’s Daughters (2020). My latest novel is called The Painting, and I’m excited to announce that it will be published on 15 July 2021.

All of my titles can be ordered from good bookstores and are also available from online booksellers in both paper and electronic form. They are also available in large print editions and as audiobooks. Do ask your library to order copies if you’d prefer to read a library edition. And if you like my books, do provide a review or a rating on Goodreads or on other review sites to spread the word!


I am active on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and love doing radio and other interviews. I also love hearing from readers, so do drop me a note on the Contact page if you would like to get in touch. 


My other interests are in economics and public policy, and I’m Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. My recent academic publications are listed at: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/booth-al