Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and the Age, and in 2010 he published a ‘mongrel memoir’, How to Make Gravy. Love is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly was published in 2019. His most recent albums are 2019’s Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds and 2020’s Please Leave Your Light On, with Paul Grabowsky.
A Gala Night of Storytelling
John Safran, Paul Kelly, Chloe Hooper, John Marsden, Judith Lucy, Tara June Winch, Christos Tsiolkas, David Malouf, Alexis Wright, Alex Miller, Shane Maloney, Cate Kennedy
The Show of the Year 2019
Casey Bennetto, Louise Milligan, Paul Kelly, The Merindas, Bill Shorten, Nath Valvo, Laura Jean, Sista Zai Zanda, Alice Bishop, Alice Gorman, Margot Tanjutco, Evelyn Araluen, Brodie Lancaster
Make It New: 2021 and Beyond
Caro Llewellyn, N'arweet Carolyn Briggs, Trent Dalton, Paul Kelly, Bruce Pascoe, Jazz Money