Nicolas Brasch

Nicolas decided he wanted to become writer when he was 11. His grade five teacher handed back an assignment with an A+, a gold stamp and the comment ‘You have a great natural writing style’. His goal was set – though it took more than two decades from then before he could call himself a full-time writer.

During that time, he completed an arts degree, studied and then worked as a playwright and theatre director, took every part-time job imaginable, and continually wrote articles and reviews which were published in various magazines and newspapers.

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In 1996, after working as an in-house writer and project manager for a publishing company, Nicolas chanced his arm as a freelance writer and has managed to make a living as such ever since. His work is diverse and includes more than 400 fiction and non-fiction books for children, several non-fiction books for adults, corporate writing materials, and corporate histories.

As a workshop facilitator, Nicolas has run storytelling and writing workshops for children and adults, and is one of Australia’s leading presenters on business writing.

Nicolas also teaches professional and creative writing at Swinburne University; runs business writing workshops at RMIT; is Festival Director of Melbourne Jewish Book Week; is the founder and host of Spirit of Punk open mic events; and was Chair of Writers Victoria from 2016-2020. He is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing.

Awards Won

  • Notable Book (Australia’s Electoral Process) Children’s Book Council Awards 2012
  • Notable Book (Community Maps) Children’s Book Council Awards 2012
  • Shortlisted for Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children’s Book Council Awards 2011 (Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys)
  • Notable Book (Theme Parks, Playgrounds and Toys) Children’s Book Council Awards 2011
  • Best Primary Library Book/Series (The Science Behind series written for Macmillan Library), Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2010
  • Notable Book (Whose Land? Eyewitness to Aboriginal- Non-Aboriginal Relations 1770-2007) Children’s Book Council Awards 2008
  • Overall Winner (consultant and author of 50+ books in the Fast Forward series), Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2007
  • Best Primary Book Series (consultant and author of 50+ books in the Fast Forward series), Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2007
  • Notable Book (Explorers of Australia in their own words: Bass & Flinders) Children’s Book Council Awards 2006
  • Award for Excellence (Technical Publications), Society for Technical Communication, 2003
  • Best Primary Book Series (author of two books in the Our Voices series), Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2003
  • Winner of The Age Mini-saga short story competition, 1989
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Learn more about Nicolas by calling 0411 873 008

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