Tamara McKinley

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Tamara McKinley
Born (1948-02-25) 25 February 1948 (age 69)
Language English
Citizenship British-Australian

Tamara McKinley (born 25 February 1948) is a British-based Australian author, living in the south of England.

She was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1948, but was raised in Devonport until the age of ten, when who accompanied her English grandmother (who had adopted her at age six) to the United Kingdom where she has been based ever since. Although based in Britain, she visits Australia every year to research her novels which are all set there.[1]

Her ten novels to date are published in at least 15 different languages.


  • Matilda's Last Waltz (2000, Piatkus Books)
  • Jacaranda Vines (2001, Piatkus Books)
  • Windflowers (2002, Piatkus Books)
  • Summer Lightning (2003, Piatkus Books)
  • Undercurrents (2004, Piatkus Books)
  • Dreamscapes (2005, Piatkus Books)
  • Lands Beyond the Sea (2007)
  • A Kingdom for the Brave (2008)
  • Legacy (2009)
  • Ocean Child (2010)


  1. ^ McKinley, Tamara, AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource, 22 October 2009.

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