Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley

is the author of four novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe (2004), Caravan Story (2007), The Cook (2011) and Demons (2014), and the short fiction collection Other Stories (2010).


About Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley is the author of four novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe (2004), Caravan Story (2007), The Cook (2011) and Demons (2014), and the short fiction collection Other Stories (2010). He has been shortlisted for the Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award and the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award.


Articles about Wayne Macauley

Some Tests by Wayne Macauley

Not The End: Some Tests
by Wayne Macauley

'Macauley’s novels are often fantastical or absurd in their logic, but the colours and settings seem deliberately banal – focusing as they do on the type of place under-studied in Australian literature. Macauley frames these exurban fringes from vantage points and under circumstances that expose how cold and labyrinthine our modern civilization can be; he sheds light on how unhomely the city is when you’re on the wrong side of a picket fence.'

Articles by Wayne Macauley

Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada cover

Little people, big times: Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada

When Fallada handed the final draft of Little Man, What Now? to Rowohlt in early 1932 there were eight and half million people unemployed in Germany. By 1933, a staggering 40 per cent of the population was registered as out of work.