Ross Watkins, author and illustrator

Ross Watkins is an Australian author and illustrator for children and adults. Here you’ll find information about him and his books, including teacher and book club resources.


The Apology by Ross Watkins

The Apology, by Ross Watkins

University of Queensland Press

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The Apology is a gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness. It is Ross Watkins’s first novel for adults.

Adrian Pomeroy teaches English at a boys’ school in Western Sydney. When he finds himself at the centre of an allegation that might end his career, his life starts to unravel in spectacular fashion. With a police investigation underway, Adrian turns to his detective brother for help, but Noel is battling crippling demons of his own. As the repercussions of this one accusation lead to the implosion of Adrian’s family, he can no longer ignore the secrets buried in his past.

The Apology is an explosive and shocking portrait of the lies we tell ourselves and each other in order to survive. Read more…

“This is a brave and intriguing novel” Weekend Australian