Tim Pegler wrote his first story, a magical tale about a girl with round spectacles and a lightening-bolt shaped scar on her forehead, when he was eight. (OK, the bit about the scar isn't true.)
After studying criminology and English literature at university and working as a landscaper and labourer, Tim obtained a cadetship in journalism. A decade in journalism followed at newspapers including The Age, Herald Sun, and The Australian.
Timís reporting on disability, poverty and child protection, won media awards from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the United Nations Association of Australia. He also took part in indigenous cultural awareness training in Arnhem Land and in a journalist exchange program in India. Timís first novel is Game as Ned Ė a 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia notable book. Currently a freelance website editor, Tim is working on his next novel, a ghost story.
Tim Pegler will be appearing:
Carole Wilkinson and Tim Pegler talk about how Ned Kelly has been interpreted in fact and fiction