Writing the Tropical North examines features that, in general, distinguish the literature of the Australian tropics from works produced in more temperate southern zones.
Under the direction of Associate Professor Cheryl Taylor, it records information by and about authors who were born in, lived in, visited or wrote about Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It also includes information about journalists, columnists, editors, newspapers, periodicals and associated companies and individuals important to the cultural life of the region.
This dataset came into being in 2008 as the team of researchers at James Cook University in Townsville, who had worked on Writers of Tropical Queensland, began opening up the comparatively unexplored literature associated with the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia as areas of specific research focus within AustLit.
Writing the Tropical North includes:
We encourage participation in building the resource. Please contact us if you would like to add information about writers and writing from the tropical north.