James Boyce Books


James Boyce is a multi-award winning writer and historian based in Hobart. He has written five major history books, including two works covering the colonial period. All of his books can be bought at the market and personally signed and dedicated as required. The work of most interest to visitors is usually his acclaimed history of convict Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land, which received the Tasmanian Book Prize and won or was shortlisted in ten other national book awards. Richard Flanagan 'described it as 'the most significant colonial history since the Fatal Shore'. James also sells '1835' which tells the story of the founding of Melbourne in 1835 from Tasmania, and which won the Age Book of the Year; 'Losing Streak' which is a history of the political corruption connected with the gambling industry in Tasmania, 'Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World' and his recent English history book, Imperial Mud: the Fight for the Fens' that won the East Anglia Book Award.