Meet Our Authors
Tony Harrison has lived the life of a professional snake catcher for twenty years. He is one of the authors of Snake Catcher: True Stories and Reptile Facts.
Phyllis Hoffman has been teaching fashion and design for over thirty years. She is passionate about colour and texture. Five years ago she discovered felting and with a life-long love of wool she found an exciting new medium for expressing her creativity in fitted clothing. With her fast experience in sewing, fitting and felting, and having written books on sewing in the 90s, it was just a matter of time before she wrote Felted Vests: A Step-by-Step Guide.
Sean Hogan established the design studio Trampoline in 1995. Driven by continuous experimentation with image making and typography, Sean has developed a commercial practice that blurs the processes and visual language of art and design.
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.