Chloe Hooper

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Chloe Hooper
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BornChloe Melisande Hooper
(1973-10-26) 26 October 1973 (age 46)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationNovelist, journalist
EducationLauriston Girls' School
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
Columbia University
Years active2002–present

Chloe Melisande Hooper (born 26 October 1973) is an Australian author.

Her first novel, A Child’s Book of True Crime (2002), was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book. In 2005, she turned to reportage and the next year won a Walkley Award for her writing on the 2004 Palm Island death in custody case. The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) is a non-fiction account of the same case.


  • A Child's Book of True Crime (2002)
  • The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008)[1] (released as Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee in the USA)
  • The Engagement (2012)
  • The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, Penguin Books Australia, 2018, ISBN 978-0-6700-7818-9, OCLC 1083544640, about the Black Saturday bushfires, 2009[2]



  1. ^ "The Tall Man - Chloe Hooper". Official website. Penguin Group (Australia). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ Quentin McDermott and Greg Hassall (11 December 2018). "Inside the mind of an arsonist". ABC News: Australian Story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ Chloe Hooper @ Fantastic Fiction
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "The Tall Man". Copyright Agency Reading Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced". Books+Publishing. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire". The Stella Prize 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.

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