Malcolm Knox (author)
|Occupation||Journalist, author, novelist|
|Genre||Literature, non-fiction, essay|
Malcolm Knox (born 1966), is an Australian journalist and author.
Life and literary career
Malcolm Knox grew up in Sydney and studied in Sydney and Scotland. He has held a number of positions at the Sydney Morning Herald including chief cricket correspondent (1996–99), assistant sport editor (1999–2000) and literary editor (2002–06). As literary editor, he broke the story of the fake Jordanian memoirist, Norma Khouri, which won him a Walkley Award (Investigative Journalism category) in 2004 (together with Caroline Overington).
He has written nineteen books including five novels.
- Summerland (2000)
- A Private Man (2004) (released in the UK as Adult Book (2005))
- Jamaica (2007)
- The Life (2011)
- The Wonder Lover (2015)
- Taylor And Beyond (2000)
- I Still Call Australia Home: The Qantas Story 1920–2005 (2005)
- 1788 Words or Less: A short short history of Australia (2005)
- Secrets of the Jury Room (2006)
- Scattered: The Inside Story of Ice in Australia (2008)
- On Obsession (2008)
- The Greatest: The players, the moments, the matches 1993–2008 (2009)
- The Captains (2010)
- Fierce Focus: Greg Chappell (2011)
- Bradman's War (2012)
- Never a Gentlemen's Game (2012)
- Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Goldrush to GFC (2013)
- Supermarket Monsters: The Price of Coles and Woolworths' Dominance (2015)
- The Keepers (2015)
- Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography (co-authored with Peter Lalor) (2015)
- Regular contributor to The Monthly
Awards and nominations
- Named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian novelists (2001)
- A Private Man, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Tasmanian Premier's Award.
- Walkley Award (Investigative Journalism category) in 2004 (together with Caroline Overington) for the exposé of fraudulent author Norma Khouri (author of Forbidden Love).
- He was runner up for Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award 2004.
- Winner of a Ned Kelly Award (2005) Best First Fiction for A Private Man
- Secrets of the Jury Room won an Alex Buzo prize for research
- Walkley Award (2007) for Magazine Feature Writing for essay 'Cruising: Life and Death on the High Seas' was published in the September 2006 issue of The Monthly.
- Winner of the Colin Roderick Award (2008) for Jamaica (best book published in Australia in the preceding year dealing with an aspect of Australian life)
- Winner of the Ashurst Business Literature Prize (2014) for Boom
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