About Liz Porter

Liz Porter is a journalist who began her career in Hong Kong and then worked in Sydney, London and Stuttgart before returning to her home town of Melbourne, where she is now working as a freelance journalist.

Liz still does the occasional travel piece for the Sunday Age, but she works more regularly for the Monash University and Melbourne University magazines and her work appears on the US crime writing site crimemagazine.com. She has also worked on some private book commissions and gives talks on forensic science in schools and libraries.

Liz has won awards for her writing on legal issues and has published a novel, Unnatural Order, soon to be republished as an e-book. Her first forensic science book Written on the Skin was joint winner of the 2007 Ned Kelly Prize for best true crime book, while her second, Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science won the 2012 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for best true crime book. She also has a chapter in If I Tell You … I’ll Have To Kill You (Australia’s leading crime writers reveal their secrets) – an anthology edited by best-selling crime author Michael Robotham.

Liz is an enthusiastic ocean swimmer and chorister and also a hopelessly devoted fan of the St Kilda Football Club.

Liz Porter - Author, Journalist, St Kilda tragic