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Robert Victor Macklin is an Australian author and journalist.

Macklin was born in 1941 and began his writing career for the Brisbane Courier Mail, later moving to The Age in Melbourne and then The Canberra Times in Canberra. In 1967 he became press secretary to Deputy Prime Minister John McEwen shortly before the death of Harold Holt when McEwen briefly became Prime Minister. In 1974 while working in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank he began writing both fiction and non-fiction books, beginning with the novel The Queenslander. Awarded a Commonwealth Writer’s Fellowship he returned to Australia in 1975 and wrote The Paper Castle (1978) and Juryman (1980), adapted by MGM to the film, Storyville (1994) starring James Spader and Jason Robards.

His non-fiction work includes 100 Great Australians, The Secret Life of Jesus, Jacka VC — Australian Hero, Fire in the Blood — The epic tale of Frank Gardiner and Australia’s other bushrangers, Bravest — How Some of Australia’s Greatest War Heroes Won Their Medals, the memoir War Babies, and Kevin Rudd: The Biography.

With Peter Thompson he co-authored The Battle of Brisbane, The Man Who Died Twice — the life and adventures of Morrison of Peking (re-issued as MORRISON OF CHINA), Kill The Tiger, Keep off the Skyline and The Big Fella — the rise and rise of BHP Billiton.

He is a graduate of the screen writing course of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and has written and directed documentary films in 32 countries of Asia and the South Pacific. With producer Andrew Pike he has written the screenplay Barefoot on Australia’s only Chinese bushranger, Sam Poo.

Married to Wendy Macklin, he has two sons, Rob and Ben and currently lives in Canberra.

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Total Books: 22
Sniper Elite The World of a Top Special Forces Marksman
2014 - Sniper Elite the World of a Top Special Forces Marksman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250008596
ISBN-10: 125000859X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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My Favourite Teacher
2011 - My Favourite Teacher [New South Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781742231624
ISBN-10: 1742231624
Genre: Nonfiction

Bravest Australia's Greatest War Heroes and How They Won Their Medals
The Big Fella The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton
The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China
2008 - The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781741753516
ISBN-10: 1741753511

Bravest How Some of Australia's Greatest War Heroes Won Their Medals
2008 - Bravest How Some of Australia's Greatest War Heroes Won Their Medals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781741148824
ISBN-10: 1741148820

Jacka VC Australian hero
2006 - Jacka Vc Australian Hero (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781741148305
ISBN-10: 1741148308
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Man Who Died Twice The Life and Adventures of Morrison of Peking
Fire in the Blood The epic tale of Frank Gardiner and Australia's other bushrangers
The secret life of Jesus
1990 - The Secret Life of Jesus (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780330271912
ISBN-10: 0330271911
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

100 Famous Australians
1988 - 100 Famous Australians (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780670900930
ISBN-10: 0670900931
Genre: History

The paper castle
1977 - The Paper Castle (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780002215923
ISBN-10: 0002215926

Kevin Rudd The Biography
Kevin Rudd the Biography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780670071357
ISBN-10: 0670071358
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Newsfront (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780725102968
ISBN-10: 0725102969

The journalist A novel
The Journalist a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780725103415
ISBN-10: 0725103418

War Babies A Memoir
War Babies a Memoir (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781740760904
ISBN-10: 1740760905