Mandy Partridge has an BA and MA, and edited the University of Queensland’s paper, Semper Floreat
in 1991. At Semper, Mandy met some great writers such as John Birmingham, Dirk Flinthart and Helen Dale.
Partridge worked at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, wrote for the Independent Monthly, and has worked in hospitality and security. Mandy is politically active with the Free West Papua Association, and Indigenous and Environmental movements.
Mandy also wrote for the theatre, ‘Parasitic Twins and Extra Limbs’, co-wrote ‘Take a Deep Breath’ in Brisbane, ‘Alice’s Excellent Adventure’ and ‘Death Wears a Red Nose’ in Perth. She wrote ‘Mistress Mandarella’s New Boots’ back in Brisbane, with one scene appearing on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’.
In 2015, Mandy wrote her first nonfiction book, ‘Acrobalances’ for Hudson Publishing, Melbourne.
Since 2016, Mandy has been the official Town Crier for Brisbane city, and has represented her city around Australia and in Canada.