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Information for writers about literary agents, Golvan Arts Management and the business of writing in Australia. If you are interested in representation, it is most important that you carefully read all of the relevant sections below. At present WE ARE NOT considering new proposals. For other recommended Australian Literary Agents, please see the listing at the Australian Literary Agents Association web site.


Biographies of and information about selected clients.


Clients available for school, library, literary and arts festivals, community presentations and workshops.

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Featured projects-rights sales for theatre, film and television, and visual arts applications.


barry hill

Barry Hill, award winning poet, non-fiction author and essayist, was short listed for the 2009 Melbourne prize for literature. Barry's upcoming book, Reason and Lovelessness, Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980-2017 will be published in March 2018 by Monash University Press. His most recent prose work, Peacemongers, was published by University of Queensland Press in October 2014.

A combination of a travel book, a history book, and a ‘peace book’, this is Barry’s first major prose work since 2002.

Barry Hill's Broken Song: TGH Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession , first published in 2002, is the seminal love story of the Centre of Australia - a tale of cultural and personal heartbreak, of obsession and possession with regard to the past and the future. This story of Ted Strehlow has been described as 'one of the great Australian books.' A complex, brilliant man in three languages (German, English, Aranda), a lover of women and 'his' Aboriginal country, he grew up on the Hermannsburg Mission at a time of bloody frontier settlement. He devoted his life to collecting the secret sacred songs and the sacred objects (which held the ancestor spirits of the songs). Like no one else in Australian history he could claim such inside knowledge as to declare himself 'the last of the Aranda'. Yet having done so much to win trust, he was to betray it in our modern period. Broken Song won numerous prestigious prizes, including Premier's Awards (Vic 2003, NSW 2004), the National Biography Award 2004 and the Tasmania Pacific Bicentenary History Prize 2004; and it's been proudly kept in print by its publishers, Penguin Random House (link: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/broken-song-9781740512299 ) as a classic.