Joe Gorman is an independent journalist and author. His journalism has been published in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Courier-Mail, Overland, New Matilda, Sports Illustrated, Penthouse and SBS. He has spoken at the Sydney Writers Festival, and appeared on Al Jazeera, Copa90, Deutsche Welle, and the ABC. His first book, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, was hailed as ‘one of the best and most important written on Australian sport’ by The Age, and long-listed for the 2017 Walkley Book Award. Joe was born in Brisbane and lives in Cairns. His second bestseller, Heartland, won the Queensland Literary Awards – Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance in 2020.