Published on June 8th, 2017 | by LTWF0
Robert Forster is a Brisbane-born and based musician and writer, and co-founder (with friend and fellow singer-songwriter Grant McLennan) of the internationally acclaimed rock band The Go-Betweens. In 2010, four years after McLennan passed away, Brisbane honoured the cultural influence of the band by naming a new river bridge the Go Between Bridge. In 2015 Forster curated the box set G Stands for Go-Betweens Volume 1 1978–84; released his first solo album in seven years, Songs to Play; and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by his alma mater, the University of Queensland.
In 2005, Robert Forster started writing a regular column for The Monthly, an Australian magazine covering the arts, politics and sociey, receiving the Geraldine Pascall Prize for critical writing in 2006. A collection of his journalism,The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, was published in 2009 to great acclaim. Grant & I, an extraordinry portrait of an intense, creative, sometimes fraught friendship that represented a genuine meeting of artistic minds will be published later this year by Omnibus Press. It is Forster’s third book.