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Australian writer and arts producer based in Brisbane.
Founding Creative Director at House Conspiracy.

To contact me about writing, producing, criticism, or anything at all please send an email to jonathan@jonobri.com.
I love you all.

Published & Recognised Work


—and anyway, we promised you a story, didn’t we—
Short story. Published in Voiceworks issue #104 'Cake', Winter 2016.

The River Boys
Short story. Shortlisted for the 2016 Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing.
Read an excerpt at the QUT Literary Salon, August 2016.

Dance With MeCold Feet.
Short stories. Submitted as part of the 10th Annual New York City Midnight Short Story Challenge (2016). 
Second place in Heat 14 of Round 1; honourable mention in Heat 8 of Round 2.

Short story. Published in Voiceworks issue #102 'Defiance', Summer 2015/16.

Short story. Longlisted for the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award 2015.

& (or, The End Is On Its Way It Just Got Lost Is All!)
Novel manuscript. Shortlisted for the inaugural Richell Prize (2015), presented by The Guardian Australia, Hachette Australia, and the Emerging Writers' Festival.

The Sound Will Still Ring
Short story. Published in Voiceworks issue #101 'Echo', Spring 2015.

Short story. Winner of the 2014 QUT Undergraduate Creative Writing Prize.
Featured in the 2015 QUT SHAPE Exhibition.
Published in Emerging Writers' Festival & The Lifted Brow's Red Eye project.
Published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2015.


Anywhere Festival Official Reviewer 2015 & 2016
2016: Critiqued eight productions over ten days.
2015: Critiqued sixteen productions over nineteen days.
All reviews published on the Anywhere Festival website.

On The Cusp of a Millennia: A Society Entangled in Cinema
Essay. Published in Eyeline Magazine’s 2013 Write About Art publication.


(Forthcoming) Retooling school as an innovation hub: Prototyping a 21st century learning community in an Australian secondary school.
Co-author. Paper by Natalie Wright, Jeremy Kerr, and Jonathan O’Brien.


Agastya (Space Within)
EP by Isha Ram Das. Words featured on track six 'The Glow'.


The Bohemian And The Machine
Play. Script development and dramaturgy. Play presented by Terra Nemo Theatre Company in April 2016, in La Boite Theatre Company's Studio space.
Written by William Hinz. Directed by Katie-May Hollett.

Play. Script development and dramaturgy. Work-in-progress play presented at Vena Cava's Fresh Blood Festival 2015.
Written and directed by Cinnamon Smith.

Script. Lead writer. 2015 experimental audio production by Vena Cava Productions within Anywhere Festival.
Directed by Tony Brumpton.

Anywhere Festival Launch Scavenger Hunt
Script. Writer. Independent post-dramatic production that celebrated the official launch of the 2015 Brisbane Anywhere Festival.
Full script viewable here.
Directed by Ruby Donohoe.

a library for the end of the world
Script. Co-writer. 2014 experiential theatre production by Vena Cava Productions within Anywhere Festival.
Directed by Sarah Winter.


House Conspiracy Podcast (Ongoing)
Writer & Host (all episodes). Executive producer (all episodes). Producer (Episodes 1–7).
Available on iTunes and at House Conspiracy.


Future of Brisbane's 'Up' house assured
The Courier Mail. February 2017. (NB: The quotes in this article are pretty dubious and I'm 98% sure I didn't say any of this.)

Cottage in Brisbane’s West End sandwiched by towers to become artists’ centre
Brisbane Times / Domain. February 2017.

The House Conspiracy
Mous Magazine. February 2017.

The Little House That Could
612 ABC Brisbane. December 2016.

Readings & Panels

Pitch Drop: Make Queensland Love Art Again
Host & facilitator. New Globe Theatre. February 2017.

Every Idea I Had For My Other Australian Short Story Collection
Short story. Recorded for an audio installation at the House Conspiracy Launch Party. February 2017.

The Google Search History of Henry Thumb, August 2015
Short story. Read at Avid Reader's Salon for the launch of Graeme Simsion's 'The Best of Adam Sharp', September 2016.

Various fiction readings at the QUT Literary Salon. 2016.