Artwork from Mrs White and the Red Desert

Welcome to Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia's leading Indigenous publisher. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

Since its incorporation in 1990, Magabala Books has been recognised as a producer of quality Indigenous Australian literature receiving accolades in prestigious literary and national achievement awards.

As one of the most respected small publishing houses in Australia, Magabala Books works to celebrate the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices through the publication of quality literature. Magabala Books has released more than two hundred titles from a range of genres.

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New national literary award honours late Indigenous elder

Magabala is partnering with the WA State Government to announce The Daisy Utemorrah Award

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'Blakwork' shortlisted in the VPLAs

Gomeroi poet, Alison Whittaker's second poetry collection is shortlisted for the Indigenous Writing Prize

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2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award now open for entries

Want to illustrate Bruce Pascoe's first picture book? Enter our 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award.

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Magabala scholarships update

In 2017-2018, we awarded three new scholarships and saw previously awarded scholarships come to fruition

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Monster Party to be launched in Melbourne

A new children’s picture book by the children from Rawa Community will be launched at The Little Bookroom

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