Dr Dorian Mode M.A. (Hons) D.C.A is a multi-award winning jazz pianist but best known for the comic novel, A Café in Venice, published by Penguin Books (Random House in Europe) and the comic memoir The Mozart Maulers, also published by Penguin. He has written several short stories featured in bestselling Penguin anthologies such as Girls Big Night Out 3 and Heatwave, Penguin Summer Stories.
He was a guest speaker at the Sydney Writer’s Festival and read an abridged version of his latest novel on ABC’s Radio National (twice). His first novel was also released internationally as an audio book. In 2006,
He lives on the New South Wales Central Coast with his wife and two children and enjoys fishing, pubs and playing snooker with anyone born between 24th of July and 23rd of August.
He is currently teaching music at NAISDA Dance College.