After quitting his first job as a bank clerk and being retrenched from his subsequent position as a plumber, Clinton Caward became a barman, landscape gardener, pizza cook and floatation tank maintenance technician before moving to Nimbin with his pregnant girlfriend to train as a Rebirthing Therapist. After his partner joined a new age church awaiting rescue from benevolent aliens, he travelled back to Sydney, alone, where he managed a video store, wrote for a community newspaper and co-scripted a soap opera for community television. He has lived in Ireland and Spain.
His work has appeared in The Australian, Southerly, Quadrant and the short story anthologies What You Do and Don’t Want (2007) and We All Need a Witness (2008). He has received an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, been short-listed for the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development and in 2007 was invited to appear at the Contemporary Australian Fiction Festival. He has completed a Master of Arts in Writing by research and lives in Sydney with his daughter.
Love Machine, Clinton’s first novel, was published by Hamish Hamilton Australia in 2010.