About

Alex Hammond was born in South Africa in 1975 and emigrated to Australia with his family in 1981. He graduated in Law/Arts from Melbourne University in 2001 and worked for several leading law firms. Although, ultimately, the law didn’t take, he was exposed to many of the superstitions and sects of the profession and found himself fascinated by the culture, passion and grey moral world that lawyers inhabit.

He has since worked as an editor and web manager for the University of Melbourne and currently works as RMIT University's Digital Marketing Manager. 


AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Credit: Paul Allister


Credit: Paul Allister


Credit: Paul Allister



EVENTS

2018

July
Melton Library - writer's workshop - increasing your publication chances
Caroline Springs Library -  workshop - increasing your publication chances

May
Warracknabeal Library - talk - 5 Rules for Writing (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)
Nhil Library - talk - 5 Rules for Writing (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)

April
Merbin Library -  workshop - getting published (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)
Mildura Library -  workshop - getting published (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)
Mildura Library -  talk - 5 Rules for writing (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)

2017
November
Melton City Council - Short story competition judge and presenter

2015
October
Richmond Library (Yarra Libraries) - Crime writing workshop

July
Readings Carlton - The Unbroken Line Book Launch
New Leaves Bookshop Woodend - The Unbroken Line talk

2014

June
Wodonga Library (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)
Endeavour Hills Library (Casey Winter Arts Festival)

May
Emerging Writers Festival - Commercial Fiction Workshop
Kilmore Library (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)
Yarraville Library (State Library of Victoria High Road to Reading)

February
State Library of Victoria - Summer Read on the Lawn
Lakes Entrance Library (State Library of Victoria Summer Read)
Orbost Library (State Library of Victoria Summer Read)
Bairnsdale Library (State Library of Victoria Summer Read)
Paynesville Library (State Library of Victoria Summer Read)

2013

September
NSW Writers’ Centre - Selling Your Booking the Digital Age

July
Fitzroy Town Hall - Night of Crime and Mystery (Yarra Libraries)

Readings Carlton - Blood Witness Book Launch

April
Emerging Writers Festival - Finding Genre


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers' Guild

Writers Victoria