Barbara Brooks

Barbara Brooks

Barbara Brooks is a Sydney writer and independent scholar. She has published Leaving Queensland, a book of short prose, and a biography, Eleanor Dark: a writer’s life.

Her essays and stories have been published in the UK, USA, France and Malaysia. She teaches writing at the University of Technology Sydney, and at James Cook University, as well as running classes and writing projects at writers’ centres, the State Library of NSW, with community groups and unions.

‘Verandahs’ is a memoir which crosses into fiction; it received the UTS Chancellors Award for an outstanding thesis.


On the colonial veranda

GR OnlineBELEM IS THE name of the delicious egg tarts, pastéis de Belém, from a cake shop in the barrio Portugués near us in Sydney – one of the benefits of diaspora, of the tides of people redistributed across the...

Searching for Monty

FictionWHEN MY GRANDPA lived in the house near the bay, the old wooden house with the jacaranda trees in front and splintered grey floorboards on the verandah, they would take afternoon walks down the hill and along the waterfront,...

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