Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian literature

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WikiProject Australian literature is a collaboration space and central forum for editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Australian literature. Relevant articles will be categorised so they can be easily accessed for assessment and cleanup, gaps in coverage of core topics will be identified, and resources will be available to help improve article quality. If you're interested in Australian writers and writing (fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, high brow or pop) and would like to see Wikipedia become an excellent source of information about Australian literature, join in and Be Bold!. The project acts as a joint general literature and narrative prose "work group"/"task force" of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia and the Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels.

General goals

  • To coordinate and improve articles related to Australian literature;
  • To foster collaboration between editors in the Australian literature and other literature projects;
  • To establish appropriate linkages with the Wikipedia Australia project and portal;
  • To ascertain and identify the Australian literature component of other Wikipedia projects;
  • To seek peer review and collaboration of editors in other Wikipedia projects.

Specific goals

To encourage coverage of historical and contemporary Australian literature to give balance to historical and contemporary contexts.

To improve iconic and high-profile Australian literature articles to GA and FA quality.

  • People: Writers, dramatists, essayists, poets.
  • History: Australian regional and State and territory literary histories. Nineteenth century Australian literary history, Twentieth century Australian literary history.
  • Genres: Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Plays, Essays.
  • Controversies: Fraud, Hoaxes, Critical,

Project scope

WikiProject Australian Literature maintains and improves articles within the Australian Literature category structure.

Article alerts

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged


For overview of Portals - see Wikipedia:Portal/Directory

This project is directly related to the:-

Parent portals

Related portals


To keep to the guidelines as designated in Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide

Also see: Wikipedia:Writing about fiction

Useful templates:

For novel articles, please note the official Wikipedia policy regarding plot summaries:

"Wikipedia articles on works of fiction should contain real-world context and sourced analysis, offering detail on a work's achievements, impact or historical significance, not solely a summary of that work's plot. A plot summary may be appropriate as an aspect of a larger topic."

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See also redlinks at List of Australian women writers


See also redlinks at List of Australian poets

Other writers, critics, editors etc.

Books and journals

Science Fiction & Fantasy (includes Speculative fiction, Horror & Gothic)

Novel Stubs


Other topics

Unreferenced BLPs

There are no unreferenced BLPs in Category:WikiProject Australian literature articles.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. SatuSuro 06:20, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
  2. baby_ifritah 11:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
  3. Misarxist 15:35, 8 May 2007 (UTC) mainly contemporary poetry
  4. Moondyne 03:12, 11 May 2007 (UTC).
  5. Fred Interest: non fiction
  6. KteachK joined in 2011. Will contribute mostly biographical information on Australian writers.
  7. Kevinalewis (talk · contribs), joined 17 May 2007 - Interested in fictional prose forms known as Novels, Novellas, Novelettes and Short Stories.
  8. Perry Middlemiss, joined 28 May 2007 - interested in Australian poetry 1850-1939, modern Australian literary fiction, Miles Franklin award, Australian/Vogel Award, Australian crime and science fiction.
  9. Stella started sometime this June 2007 updating categories for writers, mainly Australian women writers. Found lots missing. Currently working through literary awards to find modern writers.
  10. Sterry2607 started editing and creating articles in May 2007, particularly in the area of Australian women writers
  11. Outcast44. Interested in Australian horror fiction and speculative fiction.
  12. Daniel99091 - Interested in novels for young adults.
  13. Lady Nimue of the Lake (talk) 05:41, 11 January 2008 (UTC) - Interested in young adult novels, fantasy, science fiction novels...etc.
  14. Matilda talk 22:55, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
  15. Gemma Interested in contemporary Australian fiction and issues related to Australian publishing.
  16. User:Shirt58 Whatever I can help with.
  17. Danie Tei Australian fantasy mostly
  18. Ali Kayn Interest: Work by Australian C20th and C21st authors, especially crimes, science fiction and fantasy
  19. ANZLitLovers, (Lisa Hill) joined 28.2.2009, Interested in Australian Literary Fiction, Biographies of Australian authors & Australian Literary Awards & Prizes
  20. Tyranny Sue: Interested in Kate Grenville and Garth Nix. Could possibly help with any awards lists and want to learn more about categorisation. (Also involved with several Australian comedy articles.)
  21. Peroxwhy2genTalk - Interested in the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  22. punkrocker1991Talk joined 2010-12-17. Interested in Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror (speculative fiction), with a focus on 1991-present.
  23. SenatorSteve Grandmother, Cecilia Brown, was born in 1924 and raised until the age of 22 in Melbourne. Met Ralph Chapin, a US MP on RR from Michigan, US. Made five wonderful children, who sadly only produced three children from one family. (No cousins). Still alive with relatives still in Australia! Slowly, but surely participating!
  24. User:Pizzagreen Interested in Australian fantasy
  25. User:Locochoko Word nerd
  26. User:Oronsay

Participants may wish to use the following userbox

Books Australia3.pngThis user is a member of WikiProject Australian literature.

by adding {{User ALIT}} to their user page. Else, they may like to just add Category:WikiProject Australian literature members.


Please note that while the project is under construction and getting ready - any - that is any Australian literature articles you know of - need to be gathered in and tagged - or listed on a sub-page of this project - please give some thought to help us 'capture' the Australian literature articles... not yet setup but coming soon

Featured content


New articles

Please feel free to list your new Australian literature-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. (Remove entries over one month old.)

Templates and categories

Copy and paste the template

{{WikiProject Australia|? =yes}}

on the talk page of Australian literature articles. Instructions are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/Project banner.

If the article already has WP Australia but not Literature - simply add literature=yes - inside the brackets.

Assessment parameters of relevance are:

(Top, high, Mid, Low, NA) Importance to the Australian literature project
(Top, high, Mid, Low, NA) Importance to the overall Australian wikiproject
(FA, A, GA, B, Start, Stub, NA, List) quality assessment of the article's current state

Example template for placement on discussion page of article :

{{WikiProject Australia|class= |importance= |literature=yes |literature-importance= }}

  • Add the template to new or short articles

to an article's main page. It will then appear in the category:

[[Category:Australia literature stubs]]


Close monitoring of the cleanup project is needed to maintain a close understanding of what is happening in this area.

Requested images

For Australian literature-related articles needing an image, use {{reqphotoin|Australia literature}} in the talk page. These will appear in this category;

Articles improved by this project

Collaboration and review

Collaboration of the week
Peer review




The Australian literature project relies upon both online resources and traditional published resources.

Guides and Companions

  • Wilde, William H., Hooton, Joy and Andrews, Barry (1991)The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, Melbourne ISBN 0-14-553273-2 Parameter error in {{ISBN}}: Invalid ISBN.

Online databases and guides

Wikipedia projects with possible Australian writers components

Related WikiProjects

Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels
  • Sister: projects might have regional literature articles or articles about local literature:
Wikipedia:WikiProject Adelaide
Wikipedia:WikiProject Brisbane
Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne
Wikipedia:WikiProject Northern Territory
Wikipedia:WikiProject Sydney
Wikipedia:WikiProject Tasmania
Wikipedia:WikiProject Victoria
Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Australia
  • Overlap: - there may be limited items in the following projects with literature components: -

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