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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Bruce Pascoe honoured with ACA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Pascoe is the 2018 recipient of the Australia Council's Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature

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Magabala titles selected as CBCA Book of the Year Notables

Four Magabala children's titles have been selected as Notables in the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards

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Winner of Kestin Illustrator Award announced

Yolngu artist Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr has won Magabala Books’ inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

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New resources for secondary teachers coming in 2018

Magabala Books has partnered again with Reading Australia to publish eight new teacher resources in 2018

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'Dark Emu' set for the stage

Bruce Pascoe's acclaimed book is set to become a major new dance work with Bangarra in 2018

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