Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is the author of Summerland, Adult Book and Jamaica, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award in Australia in 2009 and won the Colin Roderick Award. He is also a Walkley-Award-winning journalist and author of many non-fiction titles. He's an obsessively enthusiastic surfer who writes about waves with authority and great passion.



Knox has created a jewelled puzzle box in these pages. It is by some distance his most complex novel to date.
Weekend Australian

Gotta hand it to Knox. He knows how to grab the reader's full attention... The whole mess is expertly described and ends in a thoroughly satisfying way.
Country Style

A genuinely original and intriguing work.
Adelaide Advertiser

The Wonder Lover contains much fine writing and observation.
Sydney Morning Herald, Best Books of 2015

An exquisitely wrought dissection of one man's downfall.
Sunday Age

A strange and beautiful creation. It reveals Knox to be an author of a controlled virtuosity with few peers in this country... It marks a considerable leap in Knox's formal ambition: an evolution thrilling to watch unfold.
Saturday Paper, Best Books of 2015

It flows with easy energy to its exciting and startling finish. Enjoy Knox's rich, poetic and imaginative word power as you follow the amazing life of John Wonder.
Good Reading

Complex and ambitious... The last third of the novel is a wonderfully sustained serio-comic account of the collision of worlds that John strove so hard to keep apart.
Saturday Age, Best Books of 2015

A deftly written and hypnotic tale about fidelity and longing.
Who Weekly

Few authors have such a sharp eye - or stylish pen - for the secret lives of men.
Australian Women's Weekly