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David Owen

Writer of the acclaimed 'Pufferfish' detective fiction series


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David Owen is a Hobart-based writer of fiction and non-fiction for all mediums. His credits are fourteen published books which include literary novels and the acclaimed Pufferfish detective fiction series set in Tasmania.

David edited Tasmania’s prestigious Island magazine for five years and was the director of publishing for Quintus Publishing at the University of Tasmania. His popular series of non-fiction books include: Thylacine, the Tragic tale of the Tasmanian Tiger; Shark, in Peril in the Sea; and Tasmanian Devil, a Unique and Threatened Animal.

In 1998, his love story novel Bitters End was adapted as a feature film. David was the story and script consultant for the project.

David is currently the Official Secretary, Office of the Governor, Tasmania.

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Hobart Bookshop


22 Salamanca Square, Hobart

a proud independent bookshop with an emphasis on Tasmaniana, poetry and literature.
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Fullers Bookshop


131 Collins Street, Hobart

Established in 1923, it is one of Hobart's leading independent booksellers.
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The Book Cellar


132 High Street, Campbell Town

A treasure trove of new and old books in the cellars under the Fox Hunter's Return