Artwork by Johnny Malibirr from Little Bird's Day by Sally Morgan

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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'Dark Emu' selected as the first book for Parliamentary Book Club

'Dark Emu' by Bruce Pascoe has been selected as the first book to be read at Parliament House by politicians for the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club.

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Kirli Saunders wins the Daisy Utemorrah Award

Kirli Saunders is the inaugural winner of the Daisy Utemorrah Award for her rhythmic junior verse-novel, 'Mother Speaks'.

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Daisy Utemorrah Award for work of junior/YA fiction shortlist announced

The Daisy Utemorrah Award winner receives $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books

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Two Magabala titles make CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist

Black Cockatoo and Our Birds are shortlisted in the Younger Readers and Eve Pownall Award categories

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2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award winner announced

We're thrilled to announce Charmaine Ledden-Lewis as the 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award winner

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