William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY and THAT'D BE RIGHT, his novels CRICKET KINGS and THE LAUGHING CLOWNS, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA. In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA, their celebration of family life in words and pictures. A month after the book's release Sarah lost her battle with cancer.
These works are bestsellers and award winners. In 2006 A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY was selected as one of the Books Alive 50 Great Reads and William was named 'Australian Newcomer of the Year' at the Australian Book Industry 'ABIA' Awards, and in 2007 CRICKET KINGS was shortlisted in the 'Australian General Fiction Book of the Year' category for these awards. WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA was named the best non-fiction title in the Indie Awards 2012.
As an actor, William received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by Sarah Watt. William McInnes was the Ambassador of the Year of Reading 2012, and Chair of the Museum of Democracy, Canberra. He grew up in Queensland and now lives in Melbourne with his two children.
9780733630279 $22.99 Paperback - B Format August 2013
From William McInnes, THE LAUGHING CLOWNS is a novel that shows you can discover what is important in life just by going back home. (Full details)
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From William McInnes THE LAUGHING CLOWNS is a novel that shows you can discover what is important in life just by going back home. (Full details)
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In THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA, bestselling writer William McInnes brings together stories from regular Australians to create a personal view of our country since WWII. (Full details)
William McInnes and Sarah Watt
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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA is about families, suburbs and homes, friends, love and day to day life written by bestselling author William McInnes and award winning filmmaker, photographer and animator Sarah Watt. (Full details)
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The same mixture of humour and thoughtfulness that readers loved in A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY is here in abundance, in THAT'D BE RIGHT William McInnes looks back at Australia over the last 30 years. (Full details)
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Every weekend a team of middle-aged blokes come together to play cricket. They are mates with families and jobs, and they all have a story to tell. William makes each one a king as he brings them and their loved ones vividly and hilariously to life in CRI (Full details)
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William McInnes' bestselling memoir, A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY, takes us back to the long summer holidays of the 1960s and 70s, and the last of the baby-boomer childhoods. William writes with humour and affection about his family, and especially his mum (Full details)