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.

Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships       

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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News & Events

Join us in celebrating 30 years

Magabala Books will host an event in August to celebrate 30 years of independent Indigenous publishing

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'Mrs White and the Red Desert' launched at Revealed 2017

Josie Wowolla Boyle's latest children's book officially launched at Fremantle Arts Centre's Aboriginal Arts Market

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Mrs Whitlam shortlisted in the CBCA 2017 Book of the Year Awards

Bruce Pascoe's story about a clydesdale called Maggie is shortlisted in the Younger Readers category

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Three Magabala children's titles longlisted in ABIAs

'Crabbing with Dad', 'Mad Magpie' and 'Steve goes to Carnival' have been longlisted in the 2017 ABIAs

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Ali Cobby Eckermann wins 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize

The Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha poet and Magabala author has won one of the world's richest literary prizes

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