After a working in journalism around Australia and overseas, Brendan was the Australian commercial representative for The Economist and the International Herald Tribune for 15 years.
In 1999-2000, he ran Australia/New Zealand for a US company called PressPoint, which had links to the New York Times.
More recently he has written for The Age, newMatilda.com and the Sydney Sun-Herald. He has reported for Radio National’s The Book Show. He has been a regular guest on ABC Radio’s Perspective program and co-hosted Published or Not on Melbourne radio 3CR in 2007 through to early 2008.
In 2005 he left full-time work and returned to university.
He holds a Masters degree in writing, as well as postgraduate qualifications in teaching English as a second language. He has undertaken further study at Columbia University, New York.
He now works in political communications.