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.