Image of a bearded guy, Ben Hickey

Benjamin Hickey is a writer, editor and communications professional currently working on a collection of short stories. Representation by Melanie Ostell Literary. Ben’s fiction and essays have featured in multiple publications, and his short story Acheron won the 2019 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writer’s Award for Fiction.

An experienced copywriter, Ben is Communications Officer for the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, where he works with leading experts to advance public understanding of critical scientific issues such as climate change.

Ben has a passion for mental wellbeing, and is a member of the Australian Council of More To Life, a grassroots personal development organisation he has volunteered with for nine years.

In 2018 Ben graduated from RMIT’s Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing on the Vice Chancellor’s List and won the Judy Duffy Award for Excellence.