Local and Visiting Authors

Townsville has a wealth of writing talent - from well-regarded authors to those just starting out on their writing journey.

Townsville Citylibraries is proud to showcase our local authors, and to let you know when visiting authors are in town to talk about their books and present writing workshops.

Visiting Authors

Townsville has welcomed many popular authors over the years and they have worked with people of all ages in writing workshops, author talks and literary festivals. Visiting authors have included Graeme Simsion, Dr Anita Heiss, Nick Earls, Matt Condon, Alex Miller, Nick Bland, Narelle Oliver, Nicole Alexander and Benjamin Law.

Check What's On Townsville to find out who's coming next.

Townsville Authors

Discover Townsville authors through their stories. Read more about our authors below.

Become a Part of Townsville Authors Online

Townsville Citylibraries launched this promotion of Townsville authors during National Year of Reading. You can read more about our local authors and then find their works in our collection (search 'Townsville author' in the catalogue or click on their names above).

To become a part of Townsville Authors online, please note details from the list below and forward your responses to library@townsville.qld.gov.au. Your submission will be reviewed by staff.

  • Are you a published local author?
  • Brief author biography (100 words)
  • Were you born in Townsville or have lived here?
  • High resolution portrait image of author (300dpi)
  • Is your book set in Townsville?
  • List of author's works in our collection
  • Does Citylibraries have your stories or poetry in our collection?
  • Author's website if applicable