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Roy Williams Roy Williams i(A99245 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Roy Williams is one Australia's emerging public intellectuals. Since mid-2006, his book reviews have appeared regularly in The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald, and he is also a contributor to Australian Literary Review, Dissent and Inside Sport.
Williams was born and raised on the North Shore of Sydney. He attended Sydney University in the 1980s and won the University Medal in law, before embarking upon a twenty-year career in the legal profession. He was a litigator at one of Australia's leading firms, Allens Arthur Robinson (formerly Allen, Allen & Hemsley), handling many important cases in courts across the country. One of his specialties was defamation. But in 2004 Williams was stricken by a life-changing illness. Forced to leave the law, he took time to recuperate before deciding to become a writer. Writing is in his blood: his father was a Walkley award-winning journalist who wrote speeches for prime minister Gough Whitlam and several NSW premiers, and his brother is a feature writer for Time Australia.
God, Actually is his first book.
Source: (Sighted 09/07/2008)

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Personal Awards

2014 second place Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards for In God They Trust? The Religious Beliefs of Australia’s Prime Ministers 1901–2013
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