Benjamin Allmon is an award-winning
author, freelance journalist, musician, audio engineer, adventurer, and film
In 2016 Odyssey Books published his
music/adventure memoir, Foot Notes (Award Finalist in the 2017
Best Book Awards), the story of his 1000km, 51-day walk along the Australian
coast touring his debut album as a modern-day troubadour.
His second book, The
Saltwater Story (shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’
Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance 2018), is a fully-illustrated
hardcover collaboration with renowned photographer David Kelly, as well as a
feature-length documentary. His most recent book is an illustrated short
story collection, Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise (Odyssey Books,
2018), and includes the award-winning Dicky’s Dilemma.
He has written for The
Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, The Spectator, Opossum,
Blank Magazine, Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback
Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Punchnel’s, Tincture
Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name
A songwriter and audio engineer with
over twenty years’ experience, he composed the bulk of the soundtrack for The
Saltwater Story. His most recent album, Sound Tracks, was
released as an aural accompaniment to Foot Notes, with songs
inspired by his 1000km trek. His third album, Wave, is
currently in production.
He is a member of APRA (Australasian
Performing Right Association), the ASA (Australian Society of Authors), and the
QWC (Queensland Writers Centre). He has one wife, one son, and two left feet.