Robert has recently completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at Deakin University majoring in creative writing and literary theory. His formal qualifications now comprise a Bachelor of Laws (UTS); a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (UNSW), a Graduate Diploma in Law (Court Policy and Administration) (UOW), a Bachelor of Writing and Publishing (Melbourne Polytechnic) and of course, a Bachelor of Arts(Hons).
At present Robert is looking to return to the workforce in the fields of publishing, editing or freelance writing.
In April 2014, Robert published an eBook of short stories entitled ‘ALLSORTS’. It is available for free on http://www.smashwords.com.
He is presently editing material for a second eBook of creative non-fiction entitled ‘Retrospective Miscellany: short journeys into the past’. On top of that, Robert is about halfway towards completing a novel with the working title ‘Into the Mirraverse’.
While at Melbourne Polytechnic, Robert won two honourable mention awards for short stories which appeared in the anthology ‘Time to Write’ in 2012 and 2014. His work has also appeared in the anthologies ‘Infusion 48’, ‘Infusion 50’ and ‘Infusion 51’. In addition, he has contributed stories to the Melbourne Polytechnic podcast program ‘From the Course’s Mouth’ and to Radio National’s Weather Reports.
As a visual artist, Robert has exhibited his paintings either solo or jointly, at various small galleries, restaurants and public spaces in Sydney. He also attended courses at the Julian Ashton Art School and Billy Blue Graphic Design & Advertising School.
When not otherwise engaged, Robert likes to attend author talks, writers festivals, art galleries, museums, funky eateries, wineries and outdoor events. His preferred music is jazz, soul and blues. If he feels melancholic, he finds solace in sixties rock and roll. Robert is also a great admirer of the Chinese and other Asian cultures.