Also writes as: Shogun Whamhower
Born: Established: 20 Apr 1963 Yorkshire
John Larkin grew up in west Sydney (near Bankstown airport). He left school at the age of sixteen to become a professional soccer player but returned to studies in his twenties. Larkin has completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters in Creative Writing from Macquarie University.
He has been a speaker at the Brisbane Writers' Festival and at many schools and he has twice been invited to take part in the 'English is for Boys' program organised by the Powerhouse Museum.