Kenneth Cook (1929–1987) born in Lakemba NSW was a prolific Australian journalist, film director, screenwriter, TV personality and novelist best known for his works Wake in Fright, which is still in print five decades after its first publication, and the humorous Killer Koala trilogy.
Cook attended Fort Street High School. After leaving school he worked around Australia in a variety of jobs including laboratory technician, journalist and television documentary-maker and boatshed operator.
A keen amateur lepidopteris, Cook established the first butterfly farm in Australia on the banks of Sydney's Hawkesbury River in the 1970s.
Cook was married to Patricia Hickie, with whom he had four children.
- Curtis Brown Australia – Literary Estates – Kenneth Cook
- ABC Radio National Book Reading – Wake in Fright
- ABC Radio National – Books & Writing
- Kenneth Cook summary by Jan Wositsky of program on Radio National (ABC)