Jack Hibberd

Published Title :The Genius of Human Imperfection
Madrigals for a Misanthrope

Jack Hibberd was born during 1940 on the plains of north-western Victoria, educated at Bendigo and at the University of Melbourne, where he clinched a medical degree. He has written 38 plays including Dimboola, A Stretch of the Imagination, A Toast to Melba, Slam Dunk, and Legacy. His plays ‘draw on a ribald vernacular and music hall traditions.’ As well, he has published three novels, Memoirs of an Old Bastard, The Life of Riley, Perdita and The Great Allergy Detective Book. Jack has survived Melbourne for forty years, being married to the actress Evelyn Krape, and a father to Lily and James, from a first marriage, and Spike and Molly. The Genius of Human Imperfection, Jack Hibberd’s first poetry collection, was followed by Madrigals for a Misanthrope in 2004.