Greg Barron


Greg was born in the mountain ranges of Northern New South Wales and has also lived in Canada and the Northern Territory. He grew up reading Alistair MacLean, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Desmond Bagley, Jon Cleary, Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre and dreamed of being a writer from an early age.

He has qualifications in Education and Aquatic Science and has studied Global Terrorism through St Andrew’s University, Scotland. He has worked as a librarian, a music teacher, a primary producer, an educator in remote Indigenous communities, and played the guitar semi professionally.

Greg enjoys music, bushwalking, boating, canoeing, reading and travel, both internationally and in Australia. His writing reflects strong interests in political, social and environmental change. He lives on a small farm in Eastern Australia’s coastal hinterland with his wife and two sons.

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The Best Thriller Titles of all Time

July 28, 2014

Publishers, readers and book sellers love them. Titles that suggest action, hint at the plot, evoke imagery and set up questions in the minds of readers. Ice Station Zebra. From…


The Real Marika Hartmann, (and how I met her)

July 2, 2014

Here’s a secret. When I wrote the first draft of Rotten Gods, my arse-kicking, beer-drinking female protagonist was called Raelene. My agent read that draft and groaned: “You can’t call…


The Iraq Executions

June 15, 2014

  Images of ISIS gunmen executing dozens if not hundreds of unarmed prisoners in Salahuddin Province, north of Baghdad, have shocked the world. They show men herded down streets, packed…


Donkeys and Needles

April 11, 2014

If you’ve been to coastal Africa you’ll know what a tout, or a beach boy is. If you haven’t, I’ll introduce one to you. His name is Kani, and I…


Min Wun

March 13, 2014

Getting a book published is hard everywhere, but a chance encounter in Myanmar gave me some perspective on just how hard it can be. I met Min Wun* at a Buddhist monastery…