Liz Harfull

Author, freelance journalist, speaker, rural communications consultant

Whether she is working as an author, public relations consultant or journalist, Liz Harfull’s passion is finding engaging ways to tell the stories of rural and regional Australia.

As an author, she is focussed on capturing the lives, experiences and history of rural Australians and their communities through her writing and photography. She has written two best-selling books – The Blue Ribbon Cookbook – about the traditions of country shows and country show cooking; and Women of the Land – about the inspiring lives of eight women who run their own farms. Her latest book – Almost an Island: the Story of Robe - about a small historic seaside town and port in southern Australia, was released in December 2013, and the much anticipated follow-up to her first book, The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook, will be released on March 26, 2014.

As a journalist, Liz has been writing them for regional newspapers, specialist rural newspapers and magazines, and even the odd metropolitan daily for more than 30 years.

As a Churchill Fellow and public relations consultant specialising in communicating information to rural audiences, she has used her skills to encourage farmers to take up best practice and the latest technologies, and to produce fibre and food more sustainably.