Andrew McMillen


Keynote Speaker

The Australian - National music writer


Andrew McMillen is the national music writer at The Australian newspaper.

While working as a freelance journalist from 2009 to 2017, Andrew’s feature writing was published in The New York Times, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Rolling Stone, Good Weekend, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, BuzzFeed and The Best Australian Science Writing 2016.

In 2014, Andrew’s book 'Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs' was published by UQP. 'Talking Smack' is a collection of stories featuring 14 prominent Australian musicians – including Paul Kelly, Gotye, Tina Arena, Holly Throsby and Steve Kilbey – who spoke about their experiences with illicit, prescription and legal drugs.


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