Ross Fitzgerald

Biography

Ross Fitzgerald (born 1944) is an Australian academic, historian, novelist, secularist, and political commentator. Author of 36 books, in 2009 Professor Fitzgerald co-authored "Made in Queensland: A New History", published by University of Queensland Press and also "Under the Influence, a history of alcohol in Australia", published by ABC Books. In 2010 Professor Fitzgerald published "My Name is Ross:An Alcoholic's Journey" and "Alan ('The Red Fox') Reid", both published by New South Books. In 2011, he co-authored "Austen Tayshus:Merchant of Menace", published by Hale & Ironmonger, Sydney, and "Fools' Paradise: Life in an Altered State", published by Press On/Arcadia in Melbourne. Emeritus Professor of History and Politics at Brisbane's Griffith University, he was also the Queensland Chair of the Centenary of Federation. His books include five works of fiction: "Pushed from the Wings: An Entertainment"; "All About Anthrax"; "Busy in the Fog: Further Adventures of Grafton Everest"; "Fools' Paradise: Life in an Altered State" ; and "Soaring". Fitzgerald currently writes a regular column for The Weekend Australian and reviews for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekend Australian and The Canberra Times. He appears on ABC Radio, ABC Television, and Channel 7 in Australia.

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Books

Busy In The Fog: Further Adventures of Grafton Everest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,050. Language: Australian English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Busy in the Fog is a wildly funny sexual-political romp which will amaze, delight, annoy and almost certainly offend. Grafton Everest is now at his wit’s end facing life in his gluttonous middle age. Forced to deal with unexpected changes in his wife Janet, their allegedly gifted child Lee-Anne, and in his supposedly academic place of work, Grafton passes through episodes of spiralling anxiety.
Pushed from the Wings: An Entertainment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,170. Language: Australian English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Teetotal hypochondriac academic Grafton Everest suddenly finds himself up to his neck in clandestine operations involving everyone from the Premier down. There’s missing nuclear waste somewhere and Bowen campus is awash with radical splinter groups and terrorist cells, all seemingly hell-bent on apocalyptic action. They’re nutty enough to give political correctness a bad name.
My Name Is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery
This is a compelling book for anyone suffering from alcoholism, seeking to understand it, or wanting to warn loved ones and friends of its affects. Brutally honest and inspiring, it tells the life story of one of Australia's well-known writers as an alcoholic and his struggle to become and stay sober.
Soaring
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,210. Language: Australian English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Romance » General
This extraordinary novel moves between Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, and Ireland, with its cast of flamboyant misfits playing out the eternal search for love and passion. Rodney, Rebekah and Michael speak powerfully, nakedly to us in Soaring. Soaring is a winner of the Eros Foundation erotic Book of the Year Award.

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