Brett Caldwell is a Canberra-based writer who has previously contributed to Griffith Review. Brett combines memoir and fiction as a vehicle for social commentary and currently works with one of the World's largest IT companies where he is witness to crumbling empires.

He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and has completed degrees in military and strategic studies and has an MBA.

Following a short visit back to Thursday Island, he resigned from the Army in 1999 after serving 22 years.

Pieces by Brett Caldwell

Raggedy men
Edition 13: The Next Big Thing

Ants on highways
Edition 20: Cities on the Edge

Growling at the sea
Edition 21: Hidden Queensland

Tobias passing
Edition 25: After the Crisis

Edition 37: Small World

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