Chris Palazzolo

Chris Palazzolo was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1966. He grew up in the coastal town of Rockingham where a variety of beach cultures, tidy and secretive suburbs, and the proximity of the refining industrial estate of Kwinana continues to infuse his sensibilities into middle age. He studied literature, philosophy and media at Murdoch University and seemed on track for an academic career before he ‘tuned in, turned on dropped out’ to pursue an economically hazardous life as an Australian writer. He can turn his hand to poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, has self-published extensively and been shortlisted for a handful of national awards, including the ABC Fiction Award in 2009 and the Seizure Viva La Novella Award in 2014. He lives in the East Kimberley region of North Western Australia with his wife and three children.

Books from this author


ABC Fiction Award (winner, 2009)

Seizure Viva La Novella Award (winner, 2014)