Gordon has had two Varuna fellowships and can’t wait to get back. He began his writing career as a playwright, while a student at the university of WA. His plays include Innocent Bystanders, Demolition Job, Hanging Together, Earl, and The Boys, which was the basis for the feature film of the same name. He has won two Awgie Awards for best stage play, and one for best radio play. His first novel, Stuffed, was published in 2001, followed by Top Bloke in 2004. He has also written for television, and worked extensively in journalism. He now lives in Sydney.