Meet Our Authors
Mark S. Holsworth
Mark S. Holsworth is a writer, art critic and artist who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has written plays, short stories and a long-running blog: Black Mark – Melbourne Art & Culture Critic. He studied philosophy and art history at Monash and LaTrobe universities and has exhibited in several Melbourne galleries. Mark is the author of Scultptures of Melbourne.
Craig Horne has been a public servant and speechwriter and also a musician on the Melbourne scene over the last forty-eight years. As a teenager, Daddy Cool inspired him to take up the guitar and play in a rock and roll band of his own, eventually performing alongside Wayne, Gary and sometimes Hanna as members of his band The Hornets. He is the author of Daddy Who?
Karl Hudousek was born in Czechoslovakia from where, as a young boy, he escaped to freedom in dramatic circumstances with his parents. He was educated in Melbourne, where he now lives. Karl is an accomplished aviator, horseman, skier and artist. He is also an indefatigable traveler. Egypt and its legends have enchanted him since he first set foot there in 1949. After several privately funded expeditions into the Sahara and the Great Grand Sea, he set himself a new challenge ... to write a book about it. That book became Only Gods Never Die.
Bronté Dee Jackson
Award winning writer, Bronté Jackson, has had her stories on Rome published in The Age, and her blog about life in Rome was selected for the Top Ten Ultimate Rome Bloggers in 2011. Twenty years ago, Bronté Jackson won an airline ticket that thrust her into the heart of the Mediterranean. Recently separated, made redundant and evicted from her home, Bronté spent six months recovering in Greece and spending her redundancy package, before making her way to Rome. Her memoir, Roman Daze: La Dolce Vita for All Seasons, depicts her experiences.
Len Johnson has been The Melbourne Age athletics writer for over twenty years, covering five Olympics, ten world championships and five Commonwealth Games.
He is also a former national class distance runner (2.19.32 marathon), and trained with Chris Wardlaw and Robert de Castella. He is the author of The Landy Era.
Kelvin Kerkow is arguably Australia’s most recognizable and successful lawn bowler and author of Rolled Gold. When Kelvin won the Commonwealth Games Gold medal in the men’s singles tournament in Melbourne, 2006, he created one of the enduring images of Australian sport when he ripped off his shirt and was chaired around the ‘green’. To get to this point was a remarkable achievement as Kelvin was crippled as a child with the life threatening, rare Guillain Barre syndrome which attacks the nervous system. Kelvin was in a coma, paralysed and spent years undergoing surgery and being wheelchair bound. To this day, Kelvin bowls with the aid of a stick. It was only a mother’s love that enabled him to regain movement in his hands. She would sit by his bedside day and night massaging his fingers until movement returned.
Nellie Kerrison is a highly regarded food enthusiast and cooking teacher and the founder of the acclaimed Relish Mama cooking school. Nellie grew up with a strong love and appreciation of cooking real food with real ingredients and places enormous priority on family and the coming together at a table. She is a well-loved member of the culinary community, also working as a food writer and leading culinary tours to Europe each year. She is the author of Relish Mama Family.
Eileen is quite possibly the longest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world. At 103 years young, she continues to take to the stage and dance and create every day and is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. Eileen has lived an extraordinary life. She was born on 8 November 1914 and grew up in Sydney. Eileen came to dance relatively late in life, joining the Bodenwieser Ballet company, Australia’s first professional modern dance company, in 1940. She left Australia in the 1950s, performing around the world and meeting contemporary artists who have gone down in history as legends. Among the many artists she met, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Chico Marx, she loved Louis Armstrong the best. Eileen is her autobiography.