Neville Hiatt is a storyteller. Be it with a camera, computer, microphone or even a pencil and the back of an old envelope and he will create for you a world different to your own.
A country boy at heart he was born in a small town in the south eastern corner of Australia, though he spent as much time in worlds created by other authors as the one he had been born into.
From having speech therapy as a child he went on to spend a decade working in radio, which took him around the globe. His life was radically changed when he was medically retired before his 30th birthday, due to a life changing accident.
Left battling depression, anxiety and chronic nerve pain as a result of the accident he became even more passionate about sharing his life experiences and imagination in the hope of inspiring others in their journey.
A decade later and his life changed again in another instant as he was miraculously healed while at church one day. A split second dramatically altering his life a second time over.
2020 Press Services International Tronson Senior Writers Award Winner for Australia.
Winner Ballarat Writers Flash Fiction Competition February & June 2020 – By Public Vote
Winner Ballarat Writers Flash Fiction Competition January, May, July & September 2019
Joint Winner Ballarat Writers Flash Fiction Competition June 2018
Writers Victoria Write-ability Commission December 2017
Winner Ballarat Writers Flash Fiction Competition March, April May, June, August 2017
Second place in the With Camera in Hand People’s Choice Award Dec 2016/Jan 2017
First Place 2016 Ballarat Writers Pamela Miller Flash Fiction Prize
Second in the Connected Exhibition People’s Choice Award 2016
First and Second place in the With Camera in Hand People’s Choice Award Nov 2016
First Place 2016 Grampians Region Art Competition and Exhibition
First Place 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival & Ballarat ABC Radio Memoir Competition