Brendan Fredericks CV


Director, January 2016 to present. 

Bloomsbury Publishing Australia

Publicity Manager, April 2012 – May 2015

Managed and developed creative and successful publicity campaigns for key titles, securing national media and high profile appearances for marquee, bestselling authors. Acclaimed, bestselling campaigns include: 

Australian authors: Tim Cope, On the Trail of Genghis Khan; Germaine Greer, White Beech; Robyn Davidson, Tracks (paperback reissue & film tie-in); Paul West, The River Cottage Australia Cookbook.

International authors: Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things; Richard Ford, Canada, Let Me Be Frank With You; Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed; William Dalrymple, Return of a King; Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam, Stone Mattress; A.C. Grayling, The Good Book, The God Argument; Rayya Elias, Harley Loco; Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season, The Mime Order; Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped; Simon Singh, The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets; Esther Freud, Mr Mac & Me; Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year; Laurie Penny, Unspeakable Things; Porochista Khakpour, The Last Illusion; Mitchell S. Jackson, The Residue Years.

Chef authors: Heston Blumenthal, Heston at Home, Historic Heston; Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Three Good Things, The River Cottage Fish Book, River Cottage Fruit Every Day, River Cottage Light & Easy; Fergus Henderson, The Complete Nose to Tail; Paul Hollywood, How to Bake, Paul Hollywood’s Bread; David Chang, Momofuku; Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar; Alex Mackay, Everybody Everyday.

High profile national & international tours: Elizabeth Gilbert; Richard Ford; Tim Cope; Robyn Davidson; Germaine Greer; A.C. Grayling; William Dalrymple; Stella Rimington; Carlos Acosta; Anchee Min; Christina Tosi; Samantha Shannon; and Paul West.

Hachette Australia

Orion Publicist, 2006 – 2011 

Hodder Headline Publicist, 2011 – 2012

Devised successful publicity campaigns, securing national media and high profile appearances for marquee, bestselling authors:

Orion: Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter (TV tie-in), Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design; Favel Parett, Past the Shallows; Arwa el Masri, Tea with Arwa; Fiona O’Loughlin, Me of the Never Never; Mick Wall, When Giants Walked the Earth & Enter Night; Keith Richards, Life.

Hodder: Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson.

Gollancz: Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark (TV tie-in), Sookie Stackhouse & Harper Connelly series; Richard Morgan, Black Man, The Steel Remains; Patrick Rothfuss, In the Name of the Wind; Alistair Reynolds, The Prefect, House of Suns, Terminal World; Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself series, Best Served Cold, The Heroes; Kristin Cashore, Graceling; Joe Hill, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns.


Angus & Robertson

Events Manager, Imperial Arcade, Pitt St Mall, 2003 – 2006

Store Manager, Town Hall Arcade, 2001 – 2002


The University of Sydney

Master of Arts, Creative Writing, 2001

Honours, Post 1500 English Literature, 1999

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature Major (Media & Communications, Philosophy, History, Performance Studies), 1995 – 1998