Brian Caswell

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Brian Caswell
Born (1954-01-13) 13 January 1954 (age 63)
Wales Wales
Occupation Novelist, Dean of Research and Program Development with MindChamps Singapore
Nationality Australian
Period 1989–present
Genre Science fiction,
Young adult fiction

Brian Caswell (born 13 January 1954) is an Australian author of young adult fiction.


Brian Caswell was born in a village called Gwernaffield in Wales, on 13 January 1954. His family moved to England, when he was 5 years old. At the age of 12, in 1966, Caswell's family moved to Australia. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education, and graduated from the University of Sydney. In the 1970s, Caswell took up singing and songwriting, and was successful for a short period, one of his songs making the top 40 music charts before becoming a school teacher.

Caswell taught at several high schools, mainly as a history, English and creative writing. For 15 years he worked as a teacher and animal husbandrist, before he wrote his first book, Merryll of the Stone, in 1989.[1] He gave up teaching after his success with the novel, and began to write full-time. Caswell lives in Tumbi Umbi, New South Wales, with his wife, Marlene.[2]


  • Merryll of the Stones (1989)
  • A Dream of Stars (1991)
  • A Cage of Butterflies (1992)
  • Mike (1993)
  • Lisdalia (1994)
  • Dreamslip (1994)
  • Darryl (1995)
  • Deucalion (1995)
  • Maddie (1995)
  • Sweet Revenge (1995)
  • Asturias (1996)
  • Relax Max! (1997)
  • Only the Heart (1997), co-authored with David Phu An Chiem.
  • Gargantua (1998)
  • Gladiators in the Holo-Colosseum (1998)
  • Messengers of the Great Orff (1998)
  • TeeDee and the Collectors, or How It All Began (1998)
  • The View from Ararat (1998)
  • Double Exposure (2005)
  • Loop (2006)
  • The Dreams of the Chosen (2013)