Craig McGregor (born 12 October 1933, in Jamberoo, New South Wales) is an Australian journalist, essayist, academic, cultural observer and critic.
Life and career
He has written books on Australian society, politics and popular culture, as well as two novels and a collection of short stories. He wrote the script for a section of the 1973 film Libido and co-wrote the 1976 rock opera Hero. He has won two Walkley Awards for Journalism: in 1977 for Best Newspaper Feature Story, and in 1986 for Best Feature in a Newspaper or Magazine. He met and interviewed Bob Dylan during his 1966 tour of Australia, and later edited the book Bob Dylan: A retrospective. He has his own entry in The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia.
He is Emeritus Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he taught between 1988 and 2000.
- Profile of Australia (1966)
- The High Country (1967)
- People, Politics and Pop (1968)
- To Sydney with Love (1968)
- Don’t Talk to Me about Love (a novel, 1973)
- Bob Dylan: A retrospective (editor) (1972)
- Life in Australia (editor) (1972)
- Up Against the Wall, America (1973)
- The Great Barrier Reef (1974)
- The See-through Revolver (a novel, 1977)
- The History of Surfing (1983)
- Soundtrack for the Eighties (1983)
- Time of Testing: The Bob Hawke Victory (1983)
- Pop Goes the Culture (1984)
- Real Lies (short stories, 1987)
- Headliners (1990)
- Class in Australia (1997)
- Australian Son: Inside Mark Latham (2004)
- Left Hand Drive: A Social and Political Memoir (2013)
- Contemporary Australians 1995-96, Reed Reference, Port Melbourne, 1995, p.301.
- The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, 2nd edition, Oxford, Melbourne, 1994, p.492.
- "Past Walkley Awards Winners". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- Michael Gray, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Continuum, New York, 2006, pp.440-41.
- "Craig McGregor in the National Library of Australia". Retrieved 17 August 2012.