Alan Whiticker

Alan Whiticker was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1958. Pursuing the dual careers of teacher and freelance writer, he emerged as an award-winning author of sport, history, biography and true crime. In 1997, he completed a Master’s Degree in Education and lectured at the University of Western Sydney in 2008. He then worked as an author, commissioning editor and publisher. Now a fulltime writer, Alan lives in Penrith with wife Karen, with whom he has two adult children, Timothy and Melanie.

A lifelong racing fan, Alan is the author of Don’t Die Wondering: The Pat Webster Story (2019), as well as Searching for the Beaumont Children (2006), The History of Rugby League Clubs (2004, with Ian Collis), 101 Great Rugby League Players (2012, with Ian Collis), Classic Albums: The Vinyl that Made A Generation (2018), and The State of Origin Companion (2020).

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