VALE Mark Juddery

Mark Juddery bookIFWTWA Australasia member, Mark Juddery died in a Canberra hospital on Tuesday after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 43.
Mark was an active writer, based in Australia’s capital, Canberra. He was a columnist for The Canberra Times, and also contributed to The Spectator and The Huffington Post.
Mark wrote screenplays, radio sketches, movie reviews and four books including his last, Why These Are The Best Times Ever, in which argued in his own witty way that things were not as bad as they seemed. He attended the IFWTWA annual conference In Las Vegas in 2013, participated in IFWTWA’s online webinars and appeared on IFWTWA Australasia’s Travel Writers radio show last May to discuss his book and also his cancer diagnosis. Typically the quietly spoken writer was upbeat.
His funeral is expected to be held next week.
On behalf of The International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association Australasia, we extend our deepest sympathy to Mark’s family and friends.

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