Australian Embassy

Australia Writes

Australia Writes is a year-round platform that brings diverse and contemporary Australian literary voices to China.

Australia Writes aims to further raise the profile of Australian literature in the Chinese market, build relationships between Australian and Chinese authors, publishers and bookstores, and raise awareness of contemporary Australia with broad Chinese audiences.

The Australia Writes initiative operates around key literary platforms in China including the Shanghai International Literary Festival and Bookworm Literary Festival in March, Beijing International Book Fair in August, and China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair in November.

A major, annual event of the Australia Writes initiative is Australian Writers Week in China. The Australian Embassy Beijing has presented Australian Writers Week as its flagship public diplomacy initiative since 2008. 


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Coordinated with 

Paper Republic 

Nikki Anderson


Partner with us

The Australian Embassy Beijing partners with Chinese publishers, authors, libraries, bookstores, media outlets, schools and universities to deliver Australia Writes.

If you are a publisher, venue or author interested in partnering on an Australia Writes event, please get in touch:  

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +86 10 5140 4111

Fax: +86 10 5140 4204

Australian Writers Week in China - Meet the Authors   


Graeme Simsion, Julie Koh, Morris Gleitzman, Richard Fidler 


Richard Flanagan, Charlotte Wood, Alexis Wright, Fiona Wright


Tom Keneally, Bronwyn Bancroft, Geraldine Brooks, John Marsden


Robert Drewe, Clare Wright, Graeme Base, Jane Godwin


A.J. Betts, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tim Cope, Brooke Davis, Zohab Zee Khan, Paul Kelly, Jennifer Mills, Damon Young


Ali Alizadeh, Jenevieve Chang, Benjamin Law, Alison Lloyd, Oliver Phommavanh, Gabrielle Wang, Pamela Williams, Leanne Hall, Dominique Wilson


George Megalogenis, Meredith Badger, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Alison Lester, Pam Macintyre, Robert Newton, Ann James, Anne Spudvilas


Tim Flannery, Janette Turner Hospital, Margo Lanagan, Maria Tumarkin, Ouyang Yu, Mark McKenna.


Brian Castro, Kate Jennings, Mabel Lee, Julia Leigh, Jessica Rudd, Craig Silvey, Shirley Shackleton, Christos Tsiolkas 


Linda Jaivin, Robert Dessaix, Graham Freudenberg, Les Murray, Alice Pung, Alexis Wright


Jane Godwin, Kate Grenville, Lucinda Holdforth, Mara Moustafine, Henry Reynolds


Lily Brett, Anna Funder, Gail Jones, Nicholas Jose, Christopher Koch, Christopher Kremmer, Ouyang Yu