Hilary Burden is a writer, broadcaster and author based in Tasmania.
She worked as a magazine editor and journalist in the UK from 1987 to 2004 before returning to northeast Tasmania where she now lives on a smallholding not far from where she grew up.
As a freelance journalist, Hilary has written for The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Times and Daily Mail in the UK, and Guardian Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Australia. She has contributed features from Tasmania for Country Style magazine for over a decade, and also contributed a monthly column for two years. She was a columnist and feature writer for Tas Weekend for two years, and editor of her local newsletter the Lilydale Progressive. She is a regular contributor to the ABC’s Tasmanian Country Hour, and was a stand-in presenter for ABC Local Radio for a decade.
Hilary photographs, writes and reports on aspects of place, including nature, food & farmers, gardens & gardeners, cultural landscapes and the great outdoors.
She has hosted popular conversations with best selling authors including Annabel Crabb, Nigella Lawson, and Fiona McIntosh.
Her memoir, A Story of Seven Summers – Life In The Nuns’ House, was published by Allen & Unwin in September 2012.