Brendan Gullifer

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Brendan Gullifer
Born 1959
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Notable works The Pocketbook of Aussie Patriotism, Sold

Brendan Gullifer (born 1959) is an Australian writer based in Melbourne who was chief of staff to the independent Victorian senator John Madigan. [1]

His first book, The Pocketbook of Aussie Patriotism,[2] a compact guide to Australian history, was published by Black Inc books[3] in January 2007. Brendan's debut novel, Sold, a black comedy set in the Melbourne real estate industry, was published in April 2009 by Sleepers Publishing.[4]

Gullifer produced and hosted two podcasts, "The Naked Novelist", for fiction writers, and "The Chill Factory", featuring new releases in jazz, ambient, new age and world music. They had upwards of 50,000 downloads. In May 2007, he began co-hosting "Published or Not", a weekly program for writers on Melbourne radio station 3CR. He has also made appearances at Scotch College as part of its Literature Festival.[5][6]

Gullifer has a master's degree in creative media from RMIT University and post-graduate qualifications in teaching English. He was given the Journalist of the Year Award in 2011 by, being described as "An Australian. A novelist who’s not afraid to 'muck-rake' "[7], and compared favourably to Henry L. Mencken. Gullifer has also published material on "Stop These Things", an anti-wind website.[8]


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  2. ^ "A bottler of a book from an Aussie battler". Openline. RMIT University. 8 February 2007. Archived from the original on 1 March 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Gullifer, Brendan (2007). The Pocket Book of Aussie Patriotism. Black, Inc. ISBN 978-1-86395-358-0. 
  4. ^ "Sleeper Publishing home website". Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Brendan Gullifer". Scotch College Library & Information Centre. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  6. ^ Sweeney, Mrs (2008-03-14). "Brendan Gullifer launches this blog!". The Portal. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Gutsy journalist (Australia)". 2011. 
  8. ^ Chapman, Simon (2017). Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Communicated Disease (PDF). Sydney University Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781743324998.