Dorothy Johnston (1948) is an Australian author of both crime and literary fiction. She has published novels, short stories and essays.
Born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Johnston trained as a teacher at the University of Melbourne and later worked as a researcher in the education field. She lived in Canberra from 1979 to 2008, and currently lives in Ocean Grove, Victoria (Australia). She is a former President of Canberra PEN and a founding member of the Seven Writers' Group.
|The Miles Franklin Award||Ruth, shortlisted 1987
One for the Master, shortlisted 1998
|ABC / ABA Bicentennial Literary Award||Maralinga, My Love, Fiction, highly commended 1988|
|ACT Book of the Year||The Trojan Dog, joint-winner 2001|
|Davitt Award||The Trojan Dog, highly commended 2001|
- Tunnel Vision (1984)
- Ruth (1986)
- Maralinga, My Love (1988)
- One for the Master (1997)
- The Trojan Dog (2000)
- The White Tower (2003)
- The House at Number 10 (2005)
- Eden (2007)
- The Boatman Of Lake Burley Griffin, published in Canberra Tales: Stories (1988) (reprinted as The Division of Love: Stories, 1995); Below the Water Line (1999) and The Invisible Thread, A Hundred Years of Words (2012)
- A Christmas Story, published in Motherlove (1996)
- Two Wrecks, published in Best Australian Stories (2008) and Best Australian Stories: A Ten-year Collection (2011)
- Quicksilver's Ride, published in Best Australian Stories (2009)
- Female Sleuths And Family Matters: Can Genre and Literary Fiction Coalesce?, published in Australian Book Review (2000)
- A Script With No Words, published in HEAT New Series 1 (2001)
- Disturbing Undertones, published in The Griffith Review (2007)
- But when she was bad..., published in The Australian Literary Review (2008)
- The sounds of silence, published in The Age (2009)
- Fiction's ever present danger, published in Spectrum (January 2011)
- Johnston, Dorothy (1948 - ) (Australian Women's Archive Project) Accessed: 4 February 2007
- "Leaving literary Canberra", published in "The Canberra Times 12/1/2008
- Randall, D'arcy "Seven Writers And Australia's Literary Capital", published in Republics of Letters: Literary Communities In Australia, Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Eds.) Sydney University Press, 2012, p205-216.
- "ACT Book of the Year Winners". ACT Virtual Library. Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
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