Australian Authors

Mark Brandi Book List


Mark Brandi is an Australian author who was born in Italy, then raised in a remote Australian pub. He has a degree in criminal justice and has worked as a policy advisor and project officer in the Department of Justice. He then decided to become a writer. ark now lives in Melbourne. His first novel, Wimmera, won the British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards.

Stand Alone

Wimmera (2017)
The Rip (2019)

Critical Acclaim


  • Winner 2016 CWA Debut Dagger
  • Winner Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction
  • Shortlisted 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel

The Rip:

  • Longlisted 2019 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction