David Whish-Wilson is currently a lecturer in the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, at Curtin University who has also taught creative writing in a number of other venues, including to prisoners. He holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Murdoch University and an MA, English from University of Western Australia.
His first novel The Summons was published by Random House, Australia in January 2006. He has had a number of short stories published, one of which, "Under Slow Fans" was anthologised in Australian Short Story Anthology (Pascoe Publishing). He has been short-listed for the Vogel/Australian award twice and has been awarded Australia Council and ARTSWA grants.
He is currently at work on his second novel.