Anne Howell

Anne Howell – Bio

Anne was born in 1961 to a Jewish-Hungarian mother and Welsh-Australian father, who married and divorced each other twice. She grew up in Mosman, studied Arts and English Literature at the University of Sydney, landed a journalism graduate cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald where she worked for several years, including as Eastern Herald arts editor where she championed the contemporary arts. She then worked as a magazine features editor.

In late pregnancy, she became seriously ill, developed a case of retrograde amnesia, which addled her mind for over a decade. This led to her leaving Sydney to live a quieter life between mountain and sea on the NSW South Coast. She eventually returned to journalism, working for The Illawarra Mercury and Advertiser. She became editor of Sparx, an arts and environment magazine.


Anne began studying Creative Writing, obtaining a PhD for which she wrote a satiric novel set in Sydney’s contemporary arts in the 80s. While studying she took on a communications role in Blacktown in the not-for-profit refugee support sector. Anne now works as a contract copywriter and ghostwriter. This will be her first published book.


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