Journalist and novelist Malcolm Knox was a cricket writer for the Age prior to becoming Literary Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). In 2006 Knox left his role with the SMH to join Pan Macmillan as an editorial consultant. His works of nonfiction include monographs on the history of the sport of cricket.
2004joint winnerWalkley AwardInvestigative JournalismShared with Caroline Overington for their 'Norma Khouri Investigation'.
The Life : A Novel
2011novel single work 'He looked into the Pacific and the Pacific looked back into him.
'The Life tells the story of former-world-champion Australian surfer, Dennis Keith, from inside the very heart of the fame and madness that is "The Life".
'Now bloated and paranoid, former Australian surfing legend Dennis Keith is holed up in his mother's retirement village, shuffling to the shop for a Pine-Lime Splice every day, barely existing behind his aviator sunnies and crazy OCD rules, and trying not to think about the waves he'd made his own and the breaks he once ruled like a god. Years before he'd been robbed of the world title that had his name on it - and then drugs, his brother, and the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend and had done the rest. Out of the blue, a young would-be biographer comes knocking and stirs up memories Dennis thought he'd buried. It takes Dennis a while to realise that she's not there to write his story at all.
'Daring, ambitious, dazzling, The Life is also as real as it gets - a searing, beautiful novel about fame and ambition and the price that must sometimes be paid for reaching too high.' (From the publisher's website.)
Jamaica : A Novel
2007novel single work 'A group of 6 friends converge on the fabled island of Jamaica to compete in a marathon relay swim across treacherous water. Most have known each other since school, scions of wealth, breeding and privilege and members of the upper echelon of supposedly classless Sydney. The odd man out is new money Jeremy Hutchison (Hut), who's tolerated by the group because of the fortune he's made, but never really accepted. It is a group of people on the edge of crisis, none more so than Hut, who is guarding a terrible truth. As the sleazy charms of Jamaica insinuate themselves onto the group, things fall apart in predictable and surprising ways, and the secrets of the past must be addressed. Compulsive reading from an unflinching observer of fallibility, hypocrisy and thwarted ambition.' (Publisher's blurb)