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Robert Hoge






Ugly: My Memoir (memoir, Hachette Australia 2013)


Robert Hoge has never had a job that didn’t involve writing.

His first job was working on a sports newspaper at the University of Queensland, where he spent time interviewing future Olympic gold medallists before they became famous. Since then he’s has worked as a full-time journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier.

While he never got far with his professional lawn bowls career, Robert did get to carry the Olympic torch on its way to Sydney in 2000 and meet pop superstar Cher at the height of her fame.

Robert has had numerous short stories, articles, interviews and other works published in Australia and overseas.

When he’s not busy putting pen to paper he also enjoys photography, disability advocacy and social engagement.

Robert is married and lives in Brisbane, Australia. He has an eleven-year-old daughter who doesn’t know who Cher is but thinks his Olympic torch would make a really great cricket bat.

Ugly: My Memoir is Robert’s first book.


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Twitter: @roberthoge