James Dryburgh writes provocative essays about important things.
His articles and essays have been featured in a number of publications including Smith Journal, New Internationalist, Wild Magazine, Island Magazine, and 40 South. His work covers subjects as diverse as a comparison of the lives of Bolivian and Australian miners (a story for which he worked ion a Bolivian mine), revealing the story (inside and out) of the Pontville Detention Centre, and interviewing former guerrilla fighters in El Salvador. From the death of a dear friend to the birth of his own son, James’ writing is illuminated by his personal experiences and encounters.
James’ first book, Essays from Near and Far, was published in 2014, and has been described by author Kevin Brophy as ‘Informative, dramatic, thought-provoking, immersed in questions of history, perspective and values, and thoroughly human’. James lives in Hobart.