Nathan Farrugia


Nathan M. Farrugia served in the Australian Army in infantry and reconnaissance, and studied film, television and professional writing. He worked as a post-production video editor, colorist and copywriter, where he earned the nickname Fagoogoo because no one could pronounce Farrugia.

Nathan lives in Melbourne, Australia. In his spare time, he discovers hidden places around the world with urban explorers, practices lock picking and escaping from plasticuffs and straitjackets (you never know when that will come in handy, right?) and studies Systema, a little-known martial art and closely guarded secret of Russian special forces. Nathan has trained under USMC, SEAL team and Spetsnaz instructors, the Chiricahua Apache scouts and Aboriginal Australians. He also drinks tea.

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Writing Blockbusters: What’s the Secret?

June 15, 2014

Join us for a special author panel session featuring authors from ThrillerEdge, supported by Hornsby Library and Novella Fine Books Wahroonga. These best-selling Australian thriller authors are obsessed with action,…


9 Special Ops Secrets for Seeing in the Dark

March 30, 2014

This might sound like the premise for a porno (bow chicka wow wow) but it’s really about how your eyes work in darkness. Your eyes use cones for color and…


How to write a book in a Colombian taxi and get strip-searched for cocaine – the guide you’ve been waiting for

March 20, 2014

The edits are due tomorrow and I’m squashed in a taxi somewhere between an industrial port city and a small fishing town in Colombia. I’m with two of my friends…


What You Don’t Know About NSA’s PRISM Back Door and other erotic stories

June 11, 2013

The leak of the NSA’s PRISM program hit the corporate media like a drone strike (LOL) the other day, which coincidentally is the exact day George Orwell’s 1984 was published…