- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (22,34,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 3
Australian novelist, poet and short story writer, and judge.
His father, Sir Paul Hasluck was a minister in the Federal Government under Robert Menzies, and was later appointed Governor-General of Australia.
After completing his law studies in 1966 he worked briefly in Fleet Street in London as an editorial assistant before returning to Australia in 1967 to work as a barrister. He was deputy chair of the Australia Council from 1978 to 1982 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
On 1 May 2000, Hasluck was appointed as a judge on the Supreme Court of Western Australia, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Western Australia.
Hasluck was first professionally published in 1964 with a poem appearing in Westerly literary magazine. His books fall into two categories, which he describes as 'moral thriller genre and satire', with the thriller interesting him the most. He cites the American writers William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal as being his main literary influences.
In 2006, Hasluck became Chairperson of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife. They have two children.