Adam Byatt

Adam lives on Darug land in Sydney, Australia. He is a high school English teacher and occasional drummer with an interest in literary pursuits, creative endeavours, rhythmic permutations, theological amplifications and comedic outbursts.  Surprisingly, being a high school English teacher yields few ideas.  Perhaps he just isn’t looking hard enough.

Adam sifts through the ennui, minutiae and detritus of life and catalogues them as potential story ideas. They are pretty much a pad of sticky notes on the wall above his desk. These ideas have a funny habit of forming the basis of his writing he labels as ‘suburban realism.’

His first, and collaborative, novel, Post Marked: Piper’s Reach with his writing partner, Jodi Cleghorn, is out via Vine Leaves Press. His latest work, Mount Pleasant (The JAR Writers’ Collective 2021), explores the suburban landscape of Western Sydney and was inspired by the music of Solkyri

He also has a long list of other projects to complete so he had better sort them out.

Adam exists in varying forms below, and will do almost anything for a strawberry milkshake.