Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and arts activist. As The Bedroom Philosopher he has released three albums including the ARIA-nominated Songs From The 86 Tram, the video for Northcote (So Hungover) earning nearly half a million hits. In 2014 he released his first non-fiction book Funemployed, about being an artist in Australia. In 2015 an 8-part series was commissioned for RN.“It’s a wonderful, sad, beautiful, interesting memoir and anyone that’s working in music or art in Australia should definitely read it.” Marieke Hardy, ABC’s The Book Club.As an author, he was a senior writer for Frankie for five years, and has written for The Big Issue, Mess+Noise & Overland. He has appeared at Melbourne Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival & Queensland Poetry Festival.Author Neil Gaiman praised his self-published, The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries, as “what all the great rock and roll touring books would have been like, if the people who wrote them had been honest to the point of embarrassment.” In 2009 he created the sketch radio show Lime Champions, which ran for five years on Triple R. His TV series Crazy Bastards – a parody of Mad Men set in mid 80’s Australia was launched in 2014 as part of ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative. He ‘lives’ in Melbourne.


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