Other books and writing

Fathers in Writing

ISBN 187626800X

Love, courage and wisdom enrich this remarkable volume, a collection of personal reflections on fathers and fatherhood compiled by Ken Spillman and Ross Fitzgerald. Contributors include Elizabeth Jolley, Bruce Dawe, Rosie Scott, Susan Hawthorne, Thomas Shapcott, Ouyang Yu, Dale Spender and Glyn Parry.

No Ordinary Days: A Journey of Activism, Globe-trotting and Unexpected Pleasures

ISBN 9780692253458

The story of an eminent US disability rights activist, told in her own voice with Ken Spillman as co-author. The daughter of parents who survived the Holocaust, Susan Sygall was an athletic young woman in college when a car accident changed her plans, but not her course. Intimate, passionate and riveting.

A Gentle Man: Memories of Professor Gordon Reid 1923-1989

ISBN 0958970114

Edited by Ken Spillman, this tribute to a distinguished academic and Governor of Western Australia includes pieces from Elizabeth Jolley, Sir Ninian Stephen, Fred Alexander, Bill Hayden, Geoffrey Bolton, Sir William Heseltine, Clyde Cameron, Bob Hetherington, Michael Wood, Sir Charles Court and Denis Horgan.

Secrets of Reaching 100


With a foreword by Janet Holmes a Court, this book celebrates fifteen remarkable women, lovingly photographed by Mary Doyle as a celebration of positive ageing. Edited by Ken Spillman.

Tapestry: Personal Stories of Life, Love, Loss and Laughter

ISBN 09757239015

Edited by Ken Spillman, Tapestry is written by participants in workshops he conducted titled ‘Writing your Memoirs’, facilitated by the City of Cockburn. Contributors include Dee Mahuvawalla, Luba Kambourakis, Evanne Fineberg, Vlasta Prpic and Logan Howlett.

Small Packages: A Centenary Celebration: West Leederville Primary School 1898-1998


Edited by Ken Spillman, this anthology is a celebration of school and community across a century of change.



Educational film incorporating comedy and drama sketches. Original script by Ken Spillman, produced by Timeline Productions for the Australian Drug and Alcohol Authority.


Short dramatic film with an original script by Ken Spillman. Directed by Carlo Buralli and starring Naomi Hanbury.

Australian Local Government Today

Documentary film directed by Brian Beaton, with an original script by Ken Spillman and Michael Wood.