Discover biographical, bibliographical, and critical information about Australian writers, writing, and publishing.
Discover current debates, teaching, and research patterns around Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures.
Discover the lives and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers.
Discover the history of Australian performance works.
Discover the diversity of Australian writing for younger readers and a rich collection of teaching resources.
In 1998, eight Australian universities and the National Library of Australia began planning an Australian Literature Subject Gateway, to replace the long-running AUSTLIT database and to house a range of bibliographical and data-gathering projects. From September 2021, celebrate twenty years with AustLit, as we launch a digital history of the database and more.
Led by Dr Airlie Lawson, literary sociologist and cartographer, the Miles Franklin Rights Project creates a comprehensive data set of international editions of award-winning and shortlisted novels from 2000-2020, creating a basis for future empirical research into the impact of the award on international rights sales.
Edited by Craig Munro and first published by UQP in 1998, The Writer’s Press offers valuable insights into the history of UQP, as well as being an important resource for publishing studies.
Read poignant and empowering stories of growing up in Australia as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. New stories published in 2020.
In the midst of a global pandemic, AustLit seeks to record for posterity the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts sector, from works whose content or conditions of production have been influenced by the pandemic to the cancellation or postponement of festivals and performances. This challenging project is bibliography as it happens, in the midst of a time of great change and uncertainty.
Led by Dr Rebecca Olive, Swimming Wild is a dataset of works about swimming outside chlorinated, symmetric pools—swimming in oceans, lakes, rivers, canals, ponds, dams, and other open bodies of water, with all its uncertainties, risks, and thrills.
First compiled in 2014 and fully updated in 2020, Australians and Adaptations from 1900 highlights some key moments and events related to adaptation as it affects Australian writing, from the silent screen to international adaptations of Australian works.