Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is the author of Summerland, A Private Man and Jamaica, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award and won the Colin Roderick Award. He is also a Walkley-Award-winning journalist and author of many non-fiction titles. He came late to surfing, but is now an obsessively enthusiastic surfer, and writes about surfing and the surf with authority and great passion.

Listen to Malcolm Knox discussing some of his favourite fiction on ABC Radio National's The Book Show

Books by Malcolm Knox

The Life

Published: June 2012

Daring, dazzling, funny and heartbreaking, this is a story about fame and ambition, surfing and pine-lime Splices . a superbly written and ambitious novel by one of Australia's rising stars. The Life will simply blow you away.

Jamaica

Published: August 2008

Lifelong friendships are put to the test in a Martin Amis-style dissection of privilege and mid-life crisis set against the backdrop of a marathon relay swim in Jamaica. Compulsive reading from an unflinching observer of fallibility, hypocrisy and thwarted ambition.

The Wonder Lover

Published: June 2016

What's the worst thing that can happen to a man who has not one, not two, but three secret families on the go? A spectacular new work of imagination and audacity from one of our finest writers.

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