Portrait of John Byron

John Byron

John Byron grew up in Sydney and studied medicine there before switching to the humanities, in the interest of the public’s safety. He earned degrees in English from the Universities of Adelaide and Sydney, and has worked since in higher education and research policy, including as a federal ministerial adviser and executive director of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

His writing has appeared in Meanjin, the Australian Book Review, the Conversation and the Australian. He lives in Melbourne, not far from Julienne van Loon’s place.