Paul Collins

Writer, Editor, Publisher, Events Coordinator

Paul Collins has written many books, mostly for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles. Paul has edited many anthologies and won the Inaugural Peter McNamara and the A Bertram Chandler awards, both of which were for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and the Aurealis and William Atheling awards. In 2022 he was awarded the CBCA’s Leila St John Award for services to Victorian children.

His recent fantasy series is The Warlock's Child (six titles) in collaboration with Sean McMullen. His latest anthology is Rich and Rare, comprising almost 50 contributors including Shaun Tan, James Roy, Leigh Hobbs, Gabrielle Wang, Justin D'Ath, Scot Gardner and many others. Paul's latest books are James Gong — The Chinese Dragon and Tarni’s Chance, illustrated by Jules Ober.More about Paul

Paul Collins, author, editor, publisher, event coordinator


All of Paul Collins’ books, authored or edited, anthologies and standalone novels.

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From writing tips to teacher’s notes to accompany Paul’s books, find the resources you need here.

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All the latest news, appearances and information about upcoming and newly released titles by Paul Collins.

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autographed on request

Buy books directly from Paul's online shop. Books can be autographed on request.

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School Workshops

Book Paul & over 150 authors and illustrators

Special programs can be arranged to have students work with Paul and gain a wealth of knowledge.

Paul visited our Library Service in May 2004. He single-handedly captivated 298 grade 5 and 6 kids in nine groups over two days. They loved his workshops and were enthusiastic participants. We moved him to five different locations some more opulent than others, he handled this all with good grace and courtesy to all children, teachers and library staff. We think Paul is great!

Cathy Carr
Branch Support Co-ordinator, Wellington Shire Library Service

Workshop information

Paul Collins and Isobelle Carmody at Kirwan State High in Townsville

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