Jesse Fink was born in London, England, in 1973 and raised and educated in Sydney, Australia, by his Australian parents. After working as a senior editor in publishing he branched out into print journalism. As deputy editor of Inside Sport magazine he was nominated for a Walkley Award for Coverage of Sport (All Media) in 2003. He has won or been commended for several Australian Sports Commission Media Awards, and has had his feature writing collected in a number of anthologies.
Fink is the author of the critically acclaimed book 15 DAYS IN JUNE: HOW AUSTRALIA BECAME A FOOTBALL NATION, and the Half-Time Orange football (soccer) column, which first appeared on Fox Sports Australia s website soon after the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He has contributed print features to publications such as Inside Sport, Sport & Style, Dazed & Confused, Jakarta Globe, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Golf Magazine Australia, and has interviewed the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary, Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, Mark Viduka, Mohamed bin Hammam and Sam Worthington. He currently contributes a weekly football column to ESPN STAR Sports in Singapore and lives in Sydney.