Portrait of Brenda Niall

Brenda Niall

Melbourne author Brenda Niall has combined her career as an academic in Monash University’s English Department with that of biographer and literary critic.

She now writes full time. She is the author of four award-winning biographies: Martin Boyd: a Life (1988), Georgiana (1995), The Boyds: a Family Biography (2002) and Judy Cassab: A Portrait (2005).

Her latest biography, The Riddle of Father Hackett, was published in 2009.