Claire Halliday is an…
Author, Interviewer, Facilitator, Public Speaker, Podcaster, Freelance writer for 20+ years, Corporate Copywriter, Children’s Education, Ghost Writer: memoirs, business & autobiographies.
Podcaster/Speaker/Panel MC: A sought-after interviewer/facilitator at literary festivals and library author events, interviewing well-known authors.
Anti-Drugs: ghost-writer for the story of anti-drugs/harm-minimization campaigner Tony Trimingham (OAM). Not My Family, Never My Child (Allen & Unwin – 2009). High-profile CEOs and Melbourne identities, creating keynote speeches and columns in their name for major Melbourne events and publications. Memoirs: A male escort | A man escaping South Africa’s apartheid system | Of a young man facing a terminal diagnosis | Of a high-profile business woman nursing her husband through his terminal cancer diagnosis
BOOKS: Claire Halliday’s previously published non-fiction books include:
- Unsung Heroes (the stories of 20 worthy Australians) (Lothian – 2002) A collection of interviews with fearless, inspirational Australians – from those involved in life-saving rescue operations to volunteers who give their time to help others.
- The World At Their Feet (Lothian – 2003) A collection of interviews with successful Australians under the age of 30, including politicians, performers, business people and sporting heroes.
- Do You Want Sex With That? (Penguin – 2009) An exploration of Australian attitudes to sex.
- Things My Mother Taught Me (Echo/Bonnier – 2016) a collection of interviews with well-known Australians, reflecting on the impact and influence their mother had on their lives. Interviewees included: entrepreneurs Napoleon Perdis & Naomi Simson, comedians Lawrence Mooney, Tracy Bartram & Greg Fleet, authors Kathy Lette and Graeme Simsion, humanitarian Geraldine Cox, politician Fiona Patten, TV personalities Adriano Zumbo, Miguel Maestre & Shaynna Blaze…and many others.
- The 5th adult non-fiction title, Things My Father Taught Me (Bonnier August 2017) Follows on from Things My Mother Taught Me and is a work of collected interviews with a diverse range of interesting Australians talking about their relationship with their father, including Ann Peacock Tim Costello, George Calombaris, Matthew Reilly, Em Rusciano, Neil Mitchell, David Koch and Anthony Callea.
Based in Melbourne, Victoria