After nineteen years in the NSW Parliament, Andrew Tink stepped down in 2007, due to ill health, and took up writing. His first book, William Charles Wentworth: Australia's greatest native son won The Nib Award for Literature in 2010. His other books are: Lord Sydney: the life and times of Tommy Townshend (2011); Air Disaster Canberra; the plane crash that destroyed a government (2013); Australia 1901-2001: a narrative history (2014); and Honeysuckle Creek: the story of Tom Reid, a little dish and Neil Armstrong's first step. Andrew is a past president of the Library Council of NSW and a former trustee of the Historic Houses Trust. He is an adjunct professor at Macquarie University and a member of the ANU's Human research Ethics Committee.