Hugh Mackay, author of What Makes Us Tick?, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks

Hugh Mackay

author of What Makes Us Tick?

Ten Terrifying Questions


1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

Born in Sydney, classic nuclear family (two parents, two kids), grew up in the bushland of Castlecrag. Attended local public schools and Sydney Grammar School.

2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why?

At 12, I had abandoned my childhood dream of becoming a bus driver, and had not a clue what I might do. At 18, I’d already been in the workforce for two years, and was heading uncertainly Continue reading


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