Ben Winch

Light Traveller

Hi, I’m Ben Winch, an Australian writer / rocker from the Adelaide Hills who published two critically acclaimed books in the 1990s then vanished in Tasmania while writing my masterpiece. Since then I’ve been travelling light in various cities, towns and countries, but I never stopped writing or rocking. Now, married with three stepsons and more stable than I’ve ever been, I plan to rear my head after twenty years underground. To this end I’m at work on the following:

I also run COQ & CO Books & Music and administer a fictional stable of artists at Cottage Industry Recordings (see COQ & Cottage Industry). Via Shadow History I’m slowly recording my unreleased back catalogue, which stretches back to just after my first band Movement broke up in the nineties. As to those two novels I mentioned, Liadhen and My Boyfriend’s Father were reviewed nationally and shortlisted for major prizes. And with poet / percussionist Tim Sinclair I released the spoken word concept album Brothers of the Head. I review books and music and blog here with updates on my work and life.


  • Going Home

    You will never go to the same river twice
    December 27th 2017

  • High Times

    This feels “once in a lifetime”. But really, what isn’t?
    October 27th 2017

  • Slow and Steady

    From little things big things grow
    July 31st 2017

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