Diane’s latest novel, The Wild Date Palm, will be published on 3 April 2024


  • I’m excited to tell you that my historical novel The Wild Palm  will be published on 3 April.

    This is a novel that has everything: a fearless heroine, a passionate love affair, a dangerous spy ring, and  thrilling action during World War I in an exotic corner of the Ottoman Empire.  Among my larger-than-life characters is Lawrence of Arabia who has always fascinated me. And it’s inspired by a true story that blew me away when I heard it.

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  • Dancing with the Enemy was published in May 2022 to enthusiastic reviews. You can read them here.

  • You can hear Cheryl Akle interviewing Diane on her podcast, Stories behind the Story.

  • The Collaborator has been published in the United States and the United Kingdom to critical acclaim. It has won a Highly Commended award from the Society of Women Writers.

Upcoming Events

  • Sydney Launch: The Wild Date Palm will be launched at the Sydney Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst on Sunday 14 April at 11 am. I’ll be in conversation with the wonderful Michaela Kalow.

    You’re all welcome to come and help me celebrate the launch of my exciting new novel. The event is free – book here.
  • Melbourne  launch: Beth Weizmann Auditorium, 306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield at 10 am on Tuesday 16 April. Please register at admin@bbvic.org.au
The Wild Date Palm by Diane Armstrong
Dancing with the Enemy
The Collaborator
Empire Day
Winter Journey, a novel
The Voyage of their Life

About Diane

Diane was born in Poland and arrived in Australia with her parents in 1948.

She was seven years old when she decided to become a writer. Her first article, about teaching at a Blackboard Jungle school in London, was published in The Australian Womens Weekly in 1965. This was the beginning of a hugely successful career as a freelance journalist. Over three thousand of her investigative articles, personal experience stories, profiles, and travel stories have been published in various newspapers and magazines…