Joan Elizabeth London (born 24 July 1948) is an Australian author of short stories, screenplays and novels.
She graduated from the University of Western Australia having studied English and French, has taught English as a second language and is a bookseller. She lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, with her husband Geoffrey.
London is the author of two collections of stories. The first, Sister Ships, won The Age Book of the Year (1986), and the second, Letter to Constantine, won the Steele Rudd Award and the West Australian Premier's Award for Fiction (both in 1994). The two were published together as The New Dark Age. She has published three novels, Gilgamesh, The Good Parents and The Golden Age.
She was awarded the Patrick White Award in 2015.
She is married to Geoffrey London, formerly the Victorian Government Architect.2015: Prime Minister's Literary Award for The Golden Age
2015: Patrick White Award
2015: Nita Kibble Literary Award for The Golden Age
2015: Miles Franklin Award shortlisted for The Golden Age
2009: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction for The Good Parents
2003: Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prize Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
2002: The Age Book of the Year Fiction Award for Gilgamesh
2002: Miles Franklin Award Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
2002: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
1994: Steele Rudd Award for Letter to Constantine
1994: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Letter to Constantine
1986: The Age Book of the Year Book of the Year and Fiction Award for Sister Ships
1986: Western Australia Week Literary Award for Sister Ships