Benjamin Allmon is an author, freelance journalist, musician, audio engineer, adventurer, and film producer.

In 2016 Odyssey Books published his music/adventure memoir, Foot Notes (Award Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards), the story of his 1000km, 51-day walk along the Australian coast touring his debut album as a modern-day troubadour.

His second book, The Saltwater Story (shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’ Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance 2018), is a fully-illustrated hardcover collaboration with renowned photographer David Kelly.  

His third book, Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise (Odyssey Books, 2018), is an illustrated short story collection and includes the award-winning "Dicky’s Dilemma".

his most recent book is a two-volume series, The Black & White Braid: Roads, People, And Stories of the Scenic Rim (Cairn Tor 2021), a collaboration with photographer Carin Garland.

his debut film, the feature-length documentary The Saltwater Story, won four awards at international film festivals, is screened in 53 countries, is available on Docplay, and is archived with the NFSA.

 

He has written for The GuardianVoyeur Magazine, The Spectator, Opossum, Blank Magazine, Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Punchnel’s, Tincture Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name a few.

 

A songwriter and audio engineer with over twenty years’ experience, he composed the bulk of the award-winning soundtrack for The Saltwater Story.  His most recent album, Sound Tracks, was released as an aural accompaniment to Foot Notes, with songs inspired by his 1000km trek.  His third album, Wave, is currently in production.

 

He is a member of APRA, the ASA, the apa, and the QWC.

 

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