Mark Mordue is a journalist, essayist and the founding editor of Australian Style magazine. He also teaches narrative writing and creative non-fiction at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Mark’s writing has been published internationally in The Nation, Salon, Interview, Madison and Speak in the USA, Melody Maker, The Wire and Sight + Sound in the UK, Purple in France and the Kyoto Journal in Japan. In Australia his work has appeared in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Bulletin, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Elle, GQ and the literary journal, Heat. In 1992 Mark was awarded a 1992 Human Rights Media Award for his journalism.
His first book, Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip – a travel-book-with-a-difference – spent four weeks in The Sydney Morning Herald Non-Fiction Bestseller list and was shortlisted for the City of Brisbane/Qantas Asia-Pacific Travel Writing Prize 2002. Film director Wim Wenders acclaimed it as the first book of its kind to take the road genre ‘into the 21st century’.