John Dale

JOHN DALE is the author of six books including the best-selling Huckstepp which sold over 40,000 copies, and two crime novels The Dogs Are Barking and Dark Angel, which won a Ned Kelly Award. His other books are a memoir, Wild Life, an investigation into the fatal shooting of his grandfather in 1940s Tasmania, and Leaving Suzie Pye, a campus novel which was translated into Turkish. He has edited two anthologies, Out West and Car Lovers, and co-edited a third, Best on GroundHis novella Plenty was published in 2013 and he has been a judge of several Australian literary awards. His essays, reviews and non-fiction have appeared in a wide variety of journals and newspapers. He teaches writing at UTS and his website is His latest novel, Detective Work, is based on an unsolved Sydney murder.