William McInnes brings the World, or at least Australia, into our backyards as he writes about families and sport and politics and life - part memoir, part personal history of Australia
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular stage and screen actors, and with the publication of his memoir A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY and his novel CRICKET KINGS, he has become a much-loved writer too. In 2006 A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY was selected as one of the Books Alive 50 Great Reads and William was named 'Australian Newcomer of the Year' at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and in 2007 CRICKET KINGS was shortlisted in the 'Australian General Fiction Book of the Year' category for these awards. William received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by his late wife, Sarah Watt. In 2011, he and Sarah co-wrote WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA, a celebration of family life in words and pictures. William grew up in Queensland and now lives in Melbourne with his two children.
A perfect balance between humour, humility, seriousness and light, laughter and tears. - Sunday TelegraphWill make you laugh till you cry. - The Ageanother entertaining read - Sydney Morning Herald