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Ken Methold served as the Chairman or Acting Chairman of the Australian Society of Authors for 5 years. He was one of the founding Directors of Copyright Agency Ltd – the photocopying fee collection body – and he initiated the successful campaign to get Educational Lending Right for Australian authors.
He has been a member of the B.A. (Professional Writing) degree accreditation committee of the University of Canberra, a playwright in residence at the University of Southern Queensland, and a guest lecturer on a number of occasions at The National Playwright’s Conference.
He was on the boards of the now defunct National Book Council and Film Queensland. For several years he was active in Amnesty International and Vice-President of the Queensland Branch. For many years he was the science fiction reviewer for The Australian and Omega Science Digest, and has contributed to numerous periodicals in Australia and overseas.
Ken Methold has had many textbooks published for students of English as a Foreign Language, with legal sales in excess of 20 million copies world wide, and untold millions more of pirated editions. He has had six novels published by major international publishers and many plays broadcast by the BBC, ABC, NZBC, SABC and Radio Eireann.
He has won two Australian Writers Guild awards for radio writing. Three of his radio plays have been adapted for the stage and performed widely in Australia.