Literary Agent

Gillian Rubinstein

Gillian Rubinstein grew up in England where she studied languages at Oxford University and worked in publishing, as a film critic and as a journalist before migrating to Australia in 1973.

Space Demons, her first novel for children, was published in 1986 and was on the bestseller list for two years in Australia. Since then Gillian has written 34 books including novels, short books and picture books and many short stories. Gilllian adapted her novel Galax-Arena for the stage. It was produced by Patch Theatre and the Adelaide Film Festival Centre Trust for Come Out Festival in 1995 and won the 1996 AWGIE Award for Best Theatre for Young People. Wake Baby is a play for children under eight years of age. It features acrobatics and puppetry and toured nationally in 1997 and internationally in 1998/9 to 20 countries, including a season on Broadway.

Gillian has won many awards in Australia and her work has been translated into several European languages and published in England and America.

Her most recent books are Terra-Farma, the sequel to Galax-Arena and The Whale’s Child. She lives in South Australia.

Selected Publications
  • Space Demons Trilogy (2005)
  • The Whale’s Child (2002)
  • Prue Theroux the Cool Librarian (2001)
  • Terra-Farma (2001)
  • Jake and Pete and the Magpie’s Wedding (2000)
  • Ducky’s Nest (1999)
  • Jake and Pete and the Catcrowbats (1999)
  • The Mermaid of Bondi Beach (1999)
  • Hooray for the Kafe Karaoke (1998)
  • Pure Chance (1998)
  • The Fairy’s Wings (1998)
  • The Pirate’s Ship (1998)
  • Each Beach (1997)
  • Under the Cat’s Eye (1997)
  • Annie’s Brother’s Suit (1996)
  • Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs (1996)
  • Sharon Keep Your Hair On (1996)
  • Shinkei (1996)
  • Witch Music (1996)
  • Jake and Pete (1995)
  • Peanut the Ponyrat (1995)
  • Foxspell (1994)
  • The Giant’s Tooth (1993)
  • Galax-Arena (1992)
  • Mr Plunkett’s Pool (1992)
  • At Ardilla (1991)
  • Dog In, Cat Out (1991)
  • Squawk and Screech (1991)
  • Flashback the Film Pony (1990)
  • Skymaze (1989)
  • Answers to Brut (1988)
  • Beyond the Labyrinth (1988)
  • Melanie and the Night Animal (1988)
  • Space Demons (1987)