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 as a not-for-profit organisation to preserve, develop and promote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Magabala Books has released more than one hundred and fifty titles from a range of genres.

2016 Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

Applications for 2016 Scholarships are now closed. Successful recipients will be announced shortly.

We strive to support the professional development of established creators and have a commitment to nurturing young and emerging Indigenous writers and artists. Magabala Books established the Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarship in 2013 with the help of generous donors. With your support we will continue to offer scholarships in the future.

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Jane Harrison shortlisted in Prime Minister's 2016 Literary Awards

'Becoming Kirrali Lewis' one of five titles shortlisted in the YA category

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'Steve goes to Carnival' is a White Raven 2016

The book was selected for inclusion in the International Youth Library's annual catalogue of book recommendations

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Dub Leffler visits the Kimberley

The author and illustrator of 'Once there was a boy' featured as a guest of the 2016 Kimberley Writers Festival

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Jared Thomas launches his latest Young Adult novel

Tony Birch and Celeste Liddle officially launch 'Songs that sound like blood' at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival

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Marie Munkara visits Broome

Magabala Books' hosts the acclaimed award-winning author as part of the Corrugated Lines Festival

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