Born in Cumbria, UK, Mark MacLean has lived in Australia (Alice Springs, Newcastle and Lightning Ridge) for more than half his life. With family on both sides of the world, Mark is endlessly drawn to the subject of identity and the idea of home.
Mark has been published in newspapers and magazines. His book "A Year Down the Drain: Walking in Styx Creek January to December" (also published by The Hunter Press) topped the independent bookseller charts in December 2011. His memoir "Five Boxes" won the Zeferelli's People's category in the 2016 Lakeland Book of the Year awards.
WINNER IN THE 2016 LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS (UK) - ZEFFERELLI'S PEOPLE AWARD
Thirty years after leaving his home in the Lake District of England for life in Australia, Mark MacLean gathers five boxes of his youthful possessions and ships them back to Australia. Following on from his bestselling A Year Down the Drain, Mark MacLean’s new book is a hilarious reflection on life then and now.