Author Neil Cadigan

Neil Cadigan

Author of A Man Among Mavericks and Rugby League Yarns

Journalist and author, Neil Cadigan, is a former winner of the Australian Sports Writer of the Year Award.

A prolific author, he has had eleven books published in the past five years. These include the best selling biography of rugby league star Andrew Johns The Two of Me which was nominated for the Australian biography of the year. In 2009 he wrote the autobiographies of rugby league legend Wally Lewis Out of the Shadows and also Talent is Not Enough about the celebrated Newcastle and Australian league player Danny Buderus. He previously co-wrote the life stories of football legends Ray Price and Brett Kenny. He also compiled Rugby League Yarns, a collection of humorous and incredible stories from rugby leagues century-old history.

Outside of rugby league, Neil has written the autobiography of Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson When Silver is Gold and the incredible life story of tsunami hero and documentary movie star Donny Paterson No Ordinary Bloke. In 2008 his book A Man Among Mavericks was released to critical acclaim. It was the remarkable story of pioneering Australian aviator Lester Brain, considered Australia’s greatest aviator, and the early years of Qantas. Neil's latest book 'Now and Then' - the life-changing journey of the original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, was released in June 2011, just after 'Greats of Origin', which provides a unique look at rugby league's State of Origin arena through the eyes of its legends like Lockyer, Lewis, Meninga, Bennett, Gould, Wayne and Mitchell Pearce, Steve Mortimer and others.