Peter Rix

As a young man Peter Rix started out to become a writer. He lost his way and then spent years selling cognac to the Chinese, mushrooms in paper bags, developing a golf course for bored Canberrans and providing childcare for the generation of Australian mothers who almost forgot to have babies.

For the last twenty years he has written a number of business textbooks for the tertiary sector, including the award-winning Marketing: a practical approach, published by McGraw-Hill and now in its 7th edition. Five years ago he returned to creative writing for solace. He completed a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and was published in the 2008 UTS anthology We All Need a Witness.

Peter lives in Sydney’s inner west with his photographer wife, Jenny, and their adult daughter with Down Syndrome. His first novel, Water Under Water is to be published in 2011 by Random House. The novel was inspired by his daughter and her friends with intellectual disabilities, their love of life, their humour and courage. He is currently working on a new novel and two sets of stories and essays.