Urban’s work appears regularly in The Tasmanian Times, The Independent Australia and The Australian Independent Media Network and recently The Guardian. In the latter three publications his writing appears under the name David Tyler.
Born in England, raised in New Zealand and an Australian resident since 1979 Urban Wronski grew up conflicted about his own national identity and continues to be deeply mistrustful of all nationalism, chauvinism, flags, politicians and everything else which divides and obscures our common humanity. He has always been enchanted by nature and by the extraordinary brilliance of ordinary men and women; the courage of their daily lives and the genius, the power and the poetry that is their vernacular.
Wronski is now a fulltime freelance writer who lives with his partner and editor Shay and their chooks, near the Grampians in rural Victoria and he counts himself the luckiest man alive. A former teacher of all ages and stages, from Tertiary to Primary, for nearly forty years, he enjoyed contesting the corporatisation of schooling to follow his own natural instinct for undifferentiated affection, approval, compassion and respect for the young.