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

Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu goes international

US edition of Dark Emu to be published May 2018

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Magabala Books featured in Weekend Australian

The Weekend Australian has published a significant article showcasing Magabala Books

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Magabala announces Australia’s first Indigenous illustrator award

Magabala Books is calling for entries to the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

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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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Magabala Books goes to Canada

Publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh travelled to Alberta for the Banff Indigenous Writing and Publishing Forum

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