Rohan Wilson

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Rohan Wilson
BornLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
Notable worksThe Roving Party
Notable awardsThe Australian/Vogel Literary Award, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Rohan Wilson is an Australian novelist who was born and raised in Launceston, Tasmania where he currently lives.[1]

He holds degrees and diplomas from the universities of Tasmania, Southern Queensland and Melbourne. In 2003 he travelled to Japan where he worked as an English teacher for several years. On returning to Australia with his wife and child, he completed his thesis, The Roving Party : Extinction Discourse in the Literature of Tasmania for his Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.[2][1]

His first novel, The Roving Party, won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript) in 2011 and was subsequently shortlisted for a number of Australian literary awards. His second novel, To Name Those Lost, won the author the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards — The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction.




  1. ^ a b Austlit - Rohan Wilson
  2. ^ Wilson, Rohan David; Batman, John, 1801-1839 (2009), The roving party & extinction discourse in the literature of Tasmania, ISBN 978-1-74237-653-0CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Wilson, Rohan David (2011), The roving party, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-1-74237-653-0
  4. ^ Wilson, Rohan David (2014), To name those lost, Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-1-74331-832-4