Benjamin Allmon is an award-winning author, freelance journalist, musician, audio engineer, adventurer, and film producer.
In 2016 Odyssey Books published his music/adventure memoir, Foot Notes. His second book, The Saltwater Story, is a fully-illustrated hardcover collaboration with renowned photographer David Kelly, as well as a feature-length documentary. It has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’ Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance.
His most recent book, Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise (including the award-winning Dicky’s Dilemma), is a short story collection (Odyssey Books 2018), with cover art by acclaimed surrealist artist William D. Higginson.
His work has appeared in The Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, The Spectator, Blank Magazine, Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Punchnel’s, Tincture Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name a few.
A songwriter with twenty years’ experience, he wrote the bulk of the soundtrack for The Saltwater Story, and his latest album – Sound Tracks – was released in 2016 to accompany Foot Notes, and contains music written and inspired by his 1000km trek. His next album, Wave, is currently in production.
He is a member of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association), the ASA (Australian Society of Authors), the QWC (Queensland Writers Centre), and is an accredited audio engineer.
He has one wife, one son, and two left feet.