Geordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian and winner of the 2011 Pascall Prize for criticism.
His reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and journals both here and in Britain, and he is a regular presence on ABC radio.
Geordie studied law and English literature at the University of Sydney and University College London. He spent half a decade in the UK selling rare books and manuscripts before returning to Australia.
Geordie now lives in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney with his family. His book about neglected Australian authors, The Burning Library, is published by Text in October 2012.