Tony Thompson is a Melbourne based writer and teacher, and a specialist in the VCE English curriculum. He has written two non fiction books for teenagers. His articles on education have appeared in The Age and The Australian.
I have worked as a gravedigger, a construction worker, and a tout for the Rio Hotel in Athens. I was also a high school English teacher for a long time.
William Shakespeare, W.B. Yeats, Joe Strummer, The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Jack Kerouac, The Sir Douglas Quintet, George Orwell, Brendan Behan, Fender Telecasters, steaming cups of tea on cold days, Canada, my son, my mountain bike, tuna, shiraz, Bob Dylan.
No, probably not but you may be familiar with the phrase, ‘English Lite’ which I inadvertently coined in a newspaper article about five years ago.