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Christopher Kremmer

Senior Lecturer in Literary & Narrative Journalism, School of the Arts & Media, UNSW Sydney

Dr Christopher Kremmer is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and convener of Literary Journalism in the School of the Arts & Media at the University of New South Wales. His four non-fiction books on the history, politics and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Laos have been published in ten countries. He is also a published novelist (The Chase, 2011). He holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the Writing & Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University, and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Canberra. His thesis explored truth claims in historical fiction. A former correspondent for Fairfax Media and ABC Radio & Television, he held foreign postings in New Delhi and Hanoi. A three-time finalist at the Walkley Awards for Journalism, he is a former President of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of South Asia, and is Honorary Fellow of the Australia India Institute. His monthly column 'On Nonfiction Writing' appears in The Conversation, and he publishes articles, opinion pieces and reviews in The Monthly, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian.


  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer, Master of Journalism & Communication program, School of the Arts & Media, University of New South Wales
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Lecturer, Centre for Advancing Journalism, Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2013
    Director, Communication & Publishing, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2011
    Doctoral researcher, Writing & Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University


    University of Canberra, BA Professional Writing/Journalism
    Western Sydney University, Doctor of Creative Arts

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society of Authors


Honorary Fellow, Australia India Institute and Distinguished Alumnus, University of Canberra