Being the son of an Army officer, Robert Newton spent his childhood moving to different postings around Australia, finally settling in Melbourne. After finishing school, Robert spent the next few years studying at university, travelling and trying his hand at various jobs. Thirteen years ago, he decided to join the Metropolitan Fire Brigade as a full-time fire fighter. When he’s not putting out fires, he likes to surf and write. He has a Black Belt in Karate and now lives in Elwood with his wife, Alannah and daughter, Molly. “My Name is Will Thompson” (2001) was his first novel, followed by “The Khaki Kid”, in 2002. His most recent novel, “The Punjabi Pappadum” was published by UQP in May 2003.
ALL TITLES BY ROBERT NEWTON
"Dexter Macallister bit into a samosa dripping with mint sauce. Thousands of dozing tastebuds jumped to attention, popping off in his mouth like a kid let loose on bubble wrap."
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