Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC studied law at the University of Western Australia, then Wadham College, Oxford, before returning to Australia to become a practising lawyer in Perth. He served as a part-time President of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (WA) for ten years prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in May 2000. He has now retired from the bench.
He is well-known also as the author of 11 works of fiction including The Bellarmine Jug, winner of The Age Book of the Year Award. He served as Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and later as Chair of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He was recently awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia.