Ben Walter is a Tasmanian poet and writer of lyrical and experimental fiction, whose creative work has appeared in literary journals including Island magazine, Griffith Review, Famous Reporter, Cordite, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow and Overland. He is the author of the melancholy wilderness story, Below Tree Level, and editor of the award-winning craft/fiction anthology, I Sleep in Haysheds and Corners (2011).
Ben was the Australia Council Artist in Residence at St. Michaels Collegiate in 2016 and was digital Writer in Residence for Writing Australia in 2014. He guest-edited Overland’s special anti-/dis-/un-Australian fiction issue in 2016, and is the editor of the Tasmanian literary journal Picton Grange Quarterly Review, which is circulated on social media. Ben is also the editor of Seven Stories (2017), an anthology of Tasmanian fiction, featuring the winners of the National Literary Award for a group or collective of writers.