Benjamin Allmon is an author, freelance journalist, musician,
audio engineer, adventurer, and film producer.
In 2016, Odyssey Books published Foot Notes (Finalist, Best Book Awards 2017), the story of his 1000km, 51-day trek along the Australian coast touring his debut album as a modern-day troubadour.
His second book, The Saltwater Story (shortlisted for the Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance, QLD Literary Awards 2018), is the story of his 3-day canoe journey with the Bundjalung people of eastern Australia, and is a fully-illustrated 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 fourth book is a two-volume series, The Black & White Braid: Roads, People, And Stories of the Scenic Rim (Cairn Tor 2021),
is a collaboration with photographer Carin Garland, and tells the story of their 700km, 30-day trek around Australia's "Scenic Rim".
His latest book, Lyricbuster (Cairn Tor 2022), is a humorous collection of 15 articles that appeared in a U.S magazine column, wherein a lyric from a popular song - by artists including
Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, and Van Halen - is disproved through a combination of lexical, mathematical, and scientific methods.
His debut film, the feature-length documentary The Saltwater Story (directed by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Licence), 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 Guardian, Australian Geographic,
9 Honey, Voyeur 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-five 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.