Richard Yaxley

Richard Yaxley is the author of eight novels, as well as many short stories and poems. He is a
former winner of the Prime Ministers Literary Award and the Queensland Premiers Literary
Award, both for Young Adult Literature, and his novel This Is My Song is the 2020 ACU
Book of the Year. His latest work, A New Kind of Everything, has been described as ‘an
extraordinary journey that encourages insights and understanding about human nature, life,
and the choices we make that make us who we are’ (Readings Magazine). A secondary
school teacher for over thirty years, Richard has master’s degrees in human rights and
cultural studies. In 2012, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to
education, literature and performing arts. Check out Richard and his works at