Bill Reed


Bill Reed is a novelist, playwright and short-story writer. He was born in Perth, Australia, but grew up in Adelaide and Melbourne, where he is better known as a local author. His nine professionally-produced plays include Burke’s Company, Mr Siggie Morrison with his Comb and Paper, Truganinni, Cass Butcher Bunting. These plays have also been published. His twelve novels have included Dogod, Wi, Me the Old Man, and the novel tetralogy Throw Her Back, Are Your Human?, Awash and Tasker Tusker Tasker.

He has worked as editor and journalist both in Australia and overseas. In Australia he has been Publishing Manager of such major book-publishing houses as Rigby, A.H. and A.W. Reed, and the Macmillan Company of Australia. His novel Stigmata won the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ ANA award. Among his awards for drama are Critics Choice and The Alexander Theatre Award for Burke’s Company and Cass Butcher Bunting. He has won national competitions in all three categories of drama, novels and short stories, including the National Short Story Award.

He now divides his time between Australia and Sri Lanka.

AUNTIE AND THE GIRL  add to cart
BLIND FREDDIE'S LAMENTATIONS  add to cart
BOX AND COX  add to cart
BULLSH  add to cart
BURKE'S COMPANY  add to cart
CASS BUTCHER BUNTING  add to cart
DADDY THE 8TH  add to cart
DIMMER  add to cart
ELEGY FOR A HANGING CARCASS  add to cart
GOGOL'S THE NOSE  add to cart
THE GREAT FRANKLIN'S BLOW-UP BOTTLES  add to cart
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOU  add to cart
I KNOW  add to cart
JUST OUT OF YOUR GROUND  add to cart
LAST OF HER TRIBE  add to cart
LITTLE SHE  add to cart
LIVING ON MARS  add to cart
THE LIZARD OF OZ  add to cart
MEAT AXE HANGING ON THE KITCHEN DOOR  add to cart
MEETA JARRED-A-LOT  add to cart
A MIND OF IT'S OWN  add to cart
MIRROR, MIRROR  add to cart
THE MONKEY AND THE HALF-GODDESS  add to cart
MR SIGGIE MORRISON  add to cart
THE NEW COUNCILLOR'S AUGURAL SPEECH  add to cart
THE NEW COUNCILLOR'S INAUGURAL SPEECH  add to cart
NOSEY PARKER  add to cart
THE POISONING OF OLD MESSY  add to cart
REQUIEM FOR ANZAC DAYS  add to cart
RUNYON'S THE BRAIN GOES HOME  add to cart
TANZIR'S FIFTH  add to cart
TEARS AND THE TAIL LIGHT  add to cart
THE TOP KNOT DOWN  add to cart
TRUGANINNI  add to cart
TRUGANINNI INSIDE OUT  add to cart
TWO SHINY BEACONS  add to cart
WAY OF THE TILT  add to cart
YOU WANT IT, DON'T YOU, BILLY?  add to cart