A retired academic born in Bridgetown, W.A., John Watt was raised in Perth, where he had a Catholic school education. He later attended the local seminary, where he gained, if nothing else, an insider’s view of the setting for his works ‘Crooked Vows’ (published 2016, by Wild Dingo Press), and ‘Neither the Day nor the Hour’, his latest work, now with publishers. Also a graduate of UWA and ANU, John’s ‘working’ life was spent teaching philosophy in Monash and Murdoch universities’ Schools of Education. These days, patriarch of a large family, John enjoys working on the next fiction project, railing against the deficiencies of contemporary life, singing with a local choir and writing a song. Occasionally.