David Thomas Henry Wright

PhD Candidate, Murdoch University

David Thomas Henry Wright won the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards’ Digital Literature Prize. He was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award, Viva La Novella Award, Overland Short Story Prize, and the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards’ Digital Literature Prize. He has been published in Southerly, Westerly, Seizure, Verity La, Electronic Book Review, and MATLIT. He has a Masters from The University of Edinburgh and lectured at China's top university, Tsinghua, where he developed the school’s course in Australian Literature. He is an Electronic Literature Organisation member and presented at the ELO 2017 Conference in Porto, and the 2018 Conference in Montréal. He is currently a PhD candidate at Murdoch University.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Murdoch University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, Tsinghua Univeristy


  • 2009 
    University of Edinburgh, MSc (Creative Writing)
  • 2005 
    Queensland University of Technology, BFA (Film and Television)


  • 2019
    Gross National Happiness, Verity La
  • 2019
    Unlabelled Bottles, Island
  • 2018
    Camel F, Westerly
  • 2018
    Self-Aware Self-Censorship As Form, Electronic Book Review
  • 2018
    ‘Writing for’ with authority: Theorizing an electronic edition of Censoring an Iranian Love Story, MATLIT: Materialities of Literature
  • 2017
    The Black War Thesis, Verity La
  • 2016
    Feckless, Southerly
  • 2015
    Executive Chairman’s Letter to the Shareholders, 2014 Annual Report, Seizure
  • 2015
    The Gigantic Serpent with Varicoloured Scales, Southerly: Long Paddock

Professional Memberships

  • Electronic Literature Organisation
  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs
  • Golden Key International Honour Society