About Ben O'Mara.

I grew up in Greensborough, a suburb in Melbourne’s north east.


After completing my studies in Professional Writing at Deakin University, I moved to West Footscray for work, and started writing non-fiction. Now I live between Melbourne and Canberra.


My stories have been published in The Age, The Guardian, Eureka Street, ABC The Drum, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and other publications. I mostly write essays, feature articles, profiles and short reflective pieces, and am working on my first non-fiction book.


I ride my bicycle to most places, and love early morning exercise – especially shooting hoops on the basketball court.

INSPIRING WRITING

Some books that have influenced my writing:

  • Leviathan, John Birmingham
  • The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Tom Wolfe
  • Money Shot, Jeff Sparrow
  • Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham

PROFESSIONAL WORK

I’ve worked in university research, the Cancer Council of Victoria and more recently as a Science Writer for the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Currenty, I balance my freelance writing projects with my work as an Adjunct Research Fellow for Swinburne University.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

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