Dave Warner photographed in Customs House bar at Circular Quay, NSW, on 20 February 2017 by Bleddyn Butcher

Dave Warner

Dave Warner is an author, musician and screenwriter. He has written none novels and six non-fiction books. His first novel, City of Light, won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Fiction, and Before it Breaks (2015) the Ned Kelly Award for best Australian crime fiction. His novel Clear to the Horizon features the lead characters from both these books. His most recent crime novels are River of Salt and Over My Dead Body. Dave Warner first came to national prominence with his gold album Mug’s Game, and his band Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs. In 2017 he released his tenth album, When. He has been named a Western Australian State Living Treasure and has been inducted into the WAMi Rock’n’Roll of Renown.

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Awards

Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction (Longlisted 2018, Shortlisted 2020)
International DUBLIN Literary Award 2019 (Longlisted 2018)
Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction (Winner 2016)
Western Australian State Living Treasure (2016)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Co-winner 1996)