Jack Heath

Jack Heath

Jack Heath is the pen name of a multi-award-winning Australian author. His mission is to create books that inspire a love of reading in children and adults.

Born in Melbourne in 1985, Jack started writing his first novel in Canberra, while studying at Lyneham High School and working at a fish and chip shop in Dickson. He submitted the manuscript to a publisher at age seventeen, and the book became his first international bestseller.

In 2009 Jack was named the ACT Young Australian of the Year. He took various other jobs bass guitar tutor, e-commerce call centre worker, TV salesperson, ghostwriter and bookseller before quitting to write full-time in 2017.

His forty books have sold half a million copies in nine languages. His first crime thriller, Hangman, was voted one of the 100 best books of all time (twice).

Jack lives with his wife and their children in Gungahlin, on Ngunnawal/Ngambri land.

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