Chloe Melisande Hooper (born 26 October 1973) is an Australian author.

Chloe Hooper
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BornChloe Melisande Hooper
(1973-10-26) 26 October 1973 (age 46)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationNovelist, journalist
EducationLauriston Girls' School
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
Columbia University
Years active2002–present

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 2004 Palm Island death in custody case. The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) is a non-fiction account of the same case.


  • A Child's Book of True Crime (2002)
  • The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008)[1] (released as Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee in the USA)
  • The Engagement (2012)
  • The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, Penguin Books Australia, 2018, ISBN 978-0-6700-7818-9, OCLC 1083544640, about the Black Saturday bushfires, 2009[2]



  1. ^ "The Tall Man - Chloe Hooper". Official website. Penguin Group (Australia). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ Quentin McDermott and Greg Hassall (11 December 2018). "Inside the mind of an arsonist". ABC News: Australian Story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ Chloe Hooper @ Fantastic Fiction
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "The Tall Man". Copyright Agency Reading Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced". Books+Publishing. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire". The Stella Prize 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.

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