Born: Established: 16 Oct 1930 Adelaide ; Died: 25 May 1999 London
Graham King grew up in the post-depression years. His father, a railwayman, was out of work, and this meant a lot of moving around, finding work on farms. Graham studied mining and geology at Adelaide University in the 1940s, then worked as a draughtsman and cartographer before changing his career and joining the new television station, Channel 9, in 1960. He became involved in newspaper promotion for the Murdoch press at a time when circulation wars were at their peak, and in 1969 went to London to work on News of the World and help launch The Sun, introducing the idea of sectional layout to the British newspaper industry.
King's other works include Garden of Zola : Emile Zola and his novels for English readers (1978) and a number of HarperCollins Wordpower books on grammar, punctuation, good writing etc. He also published books on photography and edited Jim White's Diary: A Countryman's Year on the North Downs of Kent (1985).