David Allan-Petale

David Allan-Petale is a writer living between bush and sea north of Perth, Western Australia. He worked for many years as a journalist in WA with the ABC and internationally with BBC World. Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the 2021 WA Premier’s Book Awards and shortlisted for Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award (2017) and was developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

Books from this author

Locust Summer


WA Premier’s Book Awards (Shortlisted 2021)
/Vogel’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2017)