Author Larry Writer

Larry Writer

Author of Razor and Fine Thanks Mate

Larry Writer is an experienced journalist, author and publisher with an impressive resume.

He worked for Australian Consolidated Press for twelve years as a writer and editor, including three years as ACP’s European Editor and London Bureau Chief. Larry then spent a number of years as a writer, editor and London Bureau Chief for Time Inc. and spent six months with that company in New York writing for People magazine and Sports Illustrated.

In recent years he has been a freelance writer for The Weekend Australian magazine, The Australian Financial Review, the Herald’s ‘Sydney’ magazine, The Bulletin, Madison and The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Larry’s much acclaimed Razor (the Ned Kelly Award-winning account of Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine and Sydney’s razor gangs) has been revised and is now a major TV series - Underbelly Razor. His other books include Never Before, Never Again (the saga of the record-breaking St George rugby league teams of the 1950s and ’60s) First Blood (the story of the sea battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in 1914) and Bumper: The  Life & Times of Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell.

The Australian Book of True CrimePleasure and Pain (the biography of Chrissy Amphlett) Garden of Evil (the story of the hunt for the Granny Killer) and Winning (a book of interviews with Australian sports legends)

Larry has also ghost-written the autobiographies of John Newcombe, Rex Mossop, Greg Alexander, Dan Crowley, Kevin Walters, John Peard and Paul & Tami Roos.