Sam Twyford-Moore is the Director and CEO of the Melbourne Agency and the founding host of The Rereaders (, a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast. 

His debut book, The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania, will be released in 2018 by NewSouth Publishing.

He was the Festival Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival from 2012 until 2015, during which time he directed three eleven day Melbourne-based festivals, launched the Digital Writers’ Festival and toured the festival to Hobart, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide. 

In 2014, working with Asialink Arts, he curated and managed the international writers tour ‘Island to Island’ connecting emerging Indonesian and Australian writers in a train journey across Java and culminating in a series events at the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival. 

As a freelance writer he has contributed to The Monthly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Australian, Meanjin, The Guardian, The Lifted Brow and others.


Renewing The Streets: Newcastle's DIY Photography Revival
Kill Your Darlings, 2015

On The Book Council of Australia
Sydney Morning Herald, 2015

Passion Projects
The Monthly, 2015

The Great Levelling of Taste: Ryan Adams, Taylor Swift and 1989
Kill Your Darlings, 2015

New Start Again: On Being On The Dole
The Guardian, 2014 

On Trent Parke
The Monthly 2014

What Even Is Melbourne Now?Manuscript 2014
Twitter > The Novel? @tejucole > Teju Cole?
On Wayne Macauley

On Photography Books
Readings Monthly 2013

A Pretty Pure Form of Bullshit
The Lifted Brow 2013

Water for the Skull: On River Tubing in Laos 
Kill Your Darlings 2013

Meanjin, 2012

Letter From Australia
Los Angeles Review of Books, June 25 2012

The Australian, June 16 2012

Don't Get Me Down: Reading and Writing Depression
The Rumpus, November 8 2010