Diana Plater was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA but grew up in Sydney. Her journalism has appeared widely in newspapers, magazines and online. She has covered Indigenous and race issues since the beginning of her career and was based in Nicaragua in the mid-1980s during the Sandinista/Contra war.
She has written several non-fiction books, including Taking Control: How to aim for a successful pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal loss, and the Cootamundra Girls Home chapter in Many Voices, Reflections on experiences of Indigenous child separation published by the National Library as well as a play, Havana, Harlem. Raging Partners, written with Ollie Smith, was short-listed for a 2001 NSW Premier's Literary Award. Whale Rock is her first novel.
*** Gold Medal Winner ***
Popular Literature Fiction
2019 Global Ebook Awards
A woman grieves for her unborn child, an Indigenous elder seeks his mother’s story, a Nicaraguan immigrant pines for the revolution, a journalist fights her memory of the horrors of Kosovo. A labourer plunges to his death on a building site. All hell breaks loose…