Chloe Hooper (1973) is an Australian author. Her first novel, A Child’s Book of True Crime (2002), was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book. In 2005, she turned to reportage and the next year won a Walkley Award for her writing on the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island, an Aboriginal community off the north-east coast of Australia. The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) is a non-fiction account of the 2004 Palm Island death in custody case.
A Child's Book of True Crime (2002)
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) (released as The Tall Man:The Death of : in the USA)
The Engagement (2012)
2002 Orange Prize. Shortlisted for (A Child's Book of True Crime)
2006 Walkley Award. Won for her articles in The Monthly on the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island.
2008 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Overall prize winner, and in Non-Fiction category, for Tall Man
2009 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction in the for Tall Man
2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-fiction for Tall Man
2009 Indie Book Awards. Shortlisted for Tall Man