William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY and THAT'D BE RIGHT, his novels CRICKET KINGS, THE LAUGHING CLOWNS and THE BIRDWATCHER, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA. In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA, which was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and the Indie Awards in 2012. In 2014, he wrote HOLIDAYS, his unique perspective on the Australian obsession with taking a hard-earned break. Also an award-winning actor, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the film UNFINISHED SKY. He received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film LOOK BOTH WAYS, written and directed by Sarah Watt, and recently starred in the ABC television series THE TIME OF OUR LIVES and HELLO BIRDIE. William McInnes grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children.
Warm, witty and nostalgic, William is at his best when he's tapping into our collective memory and sharing stories to which we can all relate. * Fraser Coast Chronicle * Fatherhood is a warm, witty and nostalgic collection of tales told with ease, just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard barbecue * Hobart Mercury * A must read for all. It will take you back to your childhood and those halcyon days on the beach with mum and dad or of visiting the latest theme park with your own children. It will remind you of those who are dear to you. * Brisbanista * His gently humorous stories about growing up in Redcliffe and being a father come with cringeworthy photos that must have his children squirming - but maybe they're used to it. * Brisbane News * Review * Mildura Midweek *