Paul Greenway



  • Scotch College (Adelaide) from 1968; matriculated in 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts - Flinders University (1979-83)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education - Adelaide University (2005)


Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO): 1987-1996 & 2000

  • worked at headquarters (Canberra); largest regional office (Sydney) & smallest office (Darwin)
  • developed excellent skills in research, interviewing and writing; and became fluent in Indonesian
  • interviewed asylum-seekers at immigration detention centres in SA and WA

Teaching (2005-2008 & 2015-)

  • Kadina & Wirreanda High Schools (Morphett Vale) teaching Indonesian, English and Social Studies
  • course in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) at Adelaide University
  • ESL teacher at Meridien International High School, Sydney
  • currently relief teaching at Mannum Community College

ACT Education Solutions (AES): 2008-2010 - at Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Regional Academic Manager SE Asia for AES, offering international curriculum programs across Asia
  • trained teachers; developed and proofread curricula; and helped design teaching materials


Lonely Planet: 1994-2003

  • wrote 12 guidebooks about Bali, Mongolia, Iran, Madagascar and Botswana, among others
  • co-wrote another 18 guidebooks, including India, Africa, Western Europe and Indonesia


  • political satire called Bali & Oates published by JoJo (Melbourne) in 2013
    - also available on Amazon
  • the sequel, Vietnamesia, self-published and available through Amazon
  • Bali Billy - based in my favourite part of the world - self-published through Amazon
  • two self-published novellas, Cinnamon Sweat and Heaven Nor Hell, on Smashwords 
  • proofread The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny

Non-Fiction & Other

  • Tuttle Travel Pack: Bali & Lombok (Tuttle Publishing, US) published in early 2014
  • Journey Through Bali & Lombok photobook (Periplus, Singapore) to be published in late 2015
  • ghost-writer of an autobiography The Hard Way Home published in early 2014
  • travel articles for Australian and Asian magazines and websites
  • conducted workshops in Travel Writing for the South Australian Writers' Centre

Scripts & Plays

  • wrote several scripts (yet to be produced): a TV series based in southern Thailand called Middle-Aged Runaways; full-length movies Heaven Nor Hell and Cinnamon Sweat; a short film Class Act; and a play called A Halt in Play.