“Most people have fear in these things but you do it because something else is a higher motivator.” – Hugh Riminton
Hugh Riminton was a small-town teenager with a drinking problem, cleaning rat cages for a living, when a chance meeting with a radio news director changed his life. Over 40 years later, Hugh has been shot at, blown up, thrown in jail, lost friends to war, bought and freed slaves, and brought the truth to the world, no matter the risk.
Journalist, foreign correspondent and television news presenter, Hugh is currently a senior reporter of Ten Eyewitness News. Now his memoir, Minefields, has hit the shelves. From those days as a troublesome teenager, to the respected man he is today, Minefields tells his story as a newsman on the front line. Hugh says not to worry, though. There are still plenty of laughs to be had, despite the heavy topics he covers.
Listen to our interview with Hugh!
A Life in the News Game
Hugh Riminton was a small-town teenager with a drinking problem, cleaning rat cages for a living, when a chance meeting with a radio news director changed his life. The newsman, mistaking Riminton for a job applicant, hired him. At 17, he became an accidental journalist.
Over nearly 40 years, he has been shot at, blown up and thrown in jail; he has bought slaves and freed them, he has lost friends to war, and gained hard-won insights into what really matters in the end. Despite the subject matter, there are plenty of laughs. Riminton has a fine eye for the absurd and is gentle on both the heroes and the villains who cross his path. Minefields is Hugh’s account of four decades...
About the Contributor
Before entering the exciting world of books, Bronwyn served in the Royal Australian Air Force, travelled extensively and worked (still does!) as a barista on the weekends. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn's debut fantasy novel Relic is coming out in 2019 with indie publishing house Talem Press. They are to publish her entire trilogy called The Relic Trilogy. In her spare time, Bronwyn writes, reads and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for Peter Pan (J.M Barrie), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), Stardust (Neil Gaiman), The Illuminae Files (Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman) and Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.