Brendan Murphy was raised in Sheffield, England, with dreams of becoming a writer, and has written every day since he was nine years old. After reading medicine in London and psychiatry in Manchester, he moved to Australia in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at Monash University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in both Australia and the UK. He has written widely on schizophrenia and on youth mental health. His nonfiction work on the development of football in Victorian society, From Sheffield with Love, was published by SportsBooks in 2007. Brendan is also a columnist for the online druid magazine, Aontacht.
Brendan Murphy is proud to be an Author Ambassador for Library For All, the New York based non-profit organisation committed to providing digital books to the developing world. Library For All’s vision is to unlock knowledge to the 250 million children worldwide still not learning basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Bringing together high-quality resources from major publishers and open educational resource providers, the cloud-based Library is device agnostic and can be accessed though low-cost tablets and mobile phones. For further information on Library For All please visit www.libraryforall.org.
Brendan Murphy is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the international professional organisation for writers and illustrators of children’s literature.