Brenda Walker

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Brenda Walker
Born1957 (age 61–62)
Grafton, New South Wales
Notable worksThe Wing of Night "Reading by Moonlight"
Notable awardsNita Kibble Literary Award 2006, 2011

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Non-Fiction, 2010

The Asher Award, 2007
Years active1983-2010

Brenda Walker (born 1957 in Grafton, New South Wales) is an Australian writer. She studied at the University of New England in Armidale and, after gaining a PhD in English (on the work of Samuel Beckett) at the Australian National University, she moved to Perth in 1984. She is now Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University and The University of Virginia.

Brenda Walker is the sister of songwriter and musician Don Walker, and daughter of author Shirley Walker.[1]





  • Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life (2010)


  • The Writer's Reader: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry (2002)


  1. ^ Stephen Romei (28 July 2011). "Kibble Literary Award stays in the family as daughter follows in light of mother". The Australian. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ Other Award Winners
  3. ^ Waverley Library Creates Award to Honour Buzo
  4. ^ "Writing WA - TAG Hungerford Award winners". 2005-09-02.