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

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

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

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

 

Luke Jones

Luke Jones is an architect by profession and an experienced equestrian competitor in the sport of Eventing; however, a life’s passion for collecting antique toys preceded both of these pursuits. The first item in his collection was purchased in 1983 when Luke was aged nine. His long-term commitment to the subject has led to the assembly of a comprehensive and considered collection of Australian manufactured vintage toys that is without peer. Luke’s collecting instinct also extends to Australian furniture and art, including colonial furniture from the Barossa Valley as well as South Australian historical documents and ephemera. He is the author of Australian Toys.

Kelvin Kerkow

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

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.