When not studying or working, Gerrit Bos has written creatively for over half his life. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Melbourne – graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy. Before this degree was conferred, he went abroad studying and working in England and Holland respectively.
Upon returning to Australia, he completed a Master’s degree in Information Management & Systems at Monash University. And at the age of thirty, he returned to part-time study completing a further Master’s degree in Arts (Writing) at Swinburne University of Technology in 2006. At the beginning of the 2007 academic year, he commenced work towards his PhD in Writing at Swinburne, which is now complete. He has also published the short stories The Painter’s Swan (2014) and Echo as a Painter (2015) in Bukker Tillibul, the online journal of writing and practice-led research & is seeking a home for his PhD novel, The Night-shift Ending