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Upcoming events

Writing Fellowship, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre

May 2021

David will attend a two-week writing fellowship at the KSP Writers’ Centre in Mundaring to work on his new book, whose working title is Black Clouds.

Locust Summer available to pre-order.

April 2021

Locust Summer will be made available for pre-order through Fremantle Press and retailers like Dymocks and Boffins.

Discussion with Emma Young, author of The Last Bookshop

18th May 2021

David will interview Emma about her debut novel at The City of Perth Library. Tickets are available here.

The Fogarty Award Ceremony

2nd June 2021

David will be reading an extract of Locust Summer at the Fogarty Award Ceremony at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley.

Locust Summer available to purchase.

2nd July 2021

Locust Summer will be officially released as a paperback into bookstores  by Fremantle Press in June, with orders also available online.

Author talk at the Nedlands Library

20th July 2021

David will be talking about Locust Summer at Nedlands Library.

Tickets available soon.

Words with Wine

21st July 2021

The Words of Wine event, hosted by the City of South Perth, will feature David.

Tickets available soon.

York Writers’ Festival

25th – 26th September 2021

David will be speaking at the York Writers’ Festival in WA.

Tickets available soon.

David is a former journalist turned writer


David Allan-Petale is a writer living between the bush and sea north of Perth, Western Australia. 

He worked for many years as a journalist in regional WA with the ABC and internationally with BBC World.

Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and selected for a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. 

The final drafts were crafted during an eighteen-month lap of Australia in a caravan, ranging from the red dirt of Wingellina to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. 

He’s now back home restoring a yacht in the driveway, while his wife and daughters keep him busy planning their next adventures.

David is a former journalist turned writer


David Allan-Petale is a writer living between the bush and sea north of Perth, Western Australia. 

He worked for many years as a journalist in regional WA with the ABC and internationally with BBC World.

Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and selected for a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. 

The final drafts were crafted during an eighteen-month lap of Australia in a caravan, ranging from the red dirt of Wingellina to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. 

He’s now back home restoring a yacht in the driveway, while his wife and daughters keep him busy planning their next adventures.

Book reviews

“Locust Summer is an absorbing novel that I found unputdownable”
Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers

Locust Summer is on Good Reads here.