Ryan Heath grew up near Coffs Harbour, NSW before completing a Communications degree at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Ryan has been a contributor to national publications since 1999 when he first wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald opinion page, and is the author of  Please Just F* Off, It's Our Turn Now, an account of the rise of Generation Y.

Ryan was a student activist before founding Rainbow Labor and advising Peter Garrett. In 2004 Ryan joined the UK Cabinet Office in London, and in 2011 was appointed speechwriter to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Pieces by Ryan Heath

Lopping tall poppies
Edition 13: The Next Big Thing

Risky business in challenging times
Edition 23: Essentially Creative

No soft landing
Edition 25: After the Crisis

Love in a cold climate
Edition 29: Prosper or Perish

Griffith Review