Bradley Trevor Greive AM is a best-selling Tasmanian author and the world’s highest selling humorist, best known for his visual nonfiction books.
He has published more than 20 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers, and his global sales exceed 30,000,000 copies across 115 countries. His most recent releases are Penguin Bloom – The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family (2016), and In Praise Of Idleness – A Timeless Essay (2015), a fresh look at Bertrand’s Russell’s classic work.
Born in Hobart, BTG spent most of his childhood living in countries across Europe and Asia, before returning to Australia to complete his education. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and served as a Paratrooper Platoon Commander in the Australian Army before leaving the military in 1993 and beginning his career in publishing.
BTG worked as a cartoonist with the Sydney Morning Herald and in various media roles before making his publishing debut in 2000 with The Blue Day Book, which became an instant success.
He is a two-time ABIA Book of The Year winner (2000 and 2017), a semi-indestructible adventure sportsman, certified cosmonaut, former Polynesian rock-lifting champion, wildlife expert and television personality. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of Australia for his services to literature and wildlife conservation.
BTG is married and divides his time between Australia and the USA in order to placate his parents and American in-laws (although in truth he spends a great deal of time in a remote corner of Alaska, avoiding them both).