Portrait of Joel Deane

Joel Deane

Joel Deane is a poet, speechwriter and now a novelist.

Joel Deane is the author of two books of poetry, Subterranean RadioSongs and Magisterium, which was a finalist for the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature. He has worked as a journalist and, most recently, as chief speech-writer for Victorian Premiers John Brumby and Steve Bracks. His debut novel is The Norseman’s Song.