Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter

In a career spanning more than 25 years I've written 20 commercially and critically well-received books, including biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers and Jeff Buckley. I co-wrote the recent Kasey Chambers memoir, called A Little Bird Told Me, and worked with Mark Evans of AC/DC on his bestseller, Dirty Deeds. Kasey's book was part of the '50 Books You Can't Put Down' / Get Reading program in 2011, while Mark's book made NPR's best music books of 2011 list. I also helped Michael Browning with his memoir Dog Eat Dog and assisted Richard Clapton with The Best Years of our Lives. In 2005, I worked with test cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater on his book, Slats. I was ghostwriter on a project called In Harm's Way, the story of a former Australian soldier and his attempts to emancipate two children in Lebanon. My next co-write, The Fighter, is the story of Paul 'Warlord' Warren, a Muay Thai champion who now works with soldiers confronting psychological and physical hardships. Paul tripped an IED and lost a leg in Afghanistan. My biography of Johnny O'Keefe was the Sydney Morning Herald's Pick of the Week in their August 10 2013 issue; likewise The Age and the Canberra Times. It was also selected as one of Dymocks key books for Father's Day 2013. My new book, Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of the Gibb Brothers (out August 2015) was also Fairfax's Pick of the week. I'm a senior writer for Oz Rolling Stone (where I was on staff for several years) and also write for the Sydney Morning Herald. I was the music reviewer for The Bulletin for many years and was a senior writer for Vogue. I'm on Facebook and can also be reached through this site. I'm represented by literary agency Cameron Creswell. See

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