Bernard Zuel

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Bernard Zuel (born 21 January 1965, Rose-Hill, Mauritius) is an Australian music journalist. Zuel has written for Fairfax Media newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald since 1992.[1] As of August 2013, he is the senior music writer and reviewer for Fairfax Media. Zuel is a judge of the Australian Music Prize award.

Early life and education[edit]

Andre Bernard Zuel was born on 21 January 1965 in Rose-Hill, Mauritius,[2][3] his father, Andre Cyril Zuel (born 4 November 1939), was from Curepipe and his mother, Marie Irelande (born 11 August 1938) was from Quatre Bornes.[2][3] His younger sister, Marie Roxane, was born on 9 July 1967,[3] his family relocated to Australia by the early 1970s and settled in Sydney.[2][3]

In the podcast Penmanship, he told how he wrote his first review aged 20 of REM's Fables of the Reconstruction, which he submitted to street press, he was surprised to find it was published.

He worked for street press before he got a job as a general news reporter at the Penrith Press, he worked there for a few years before he applied for a Sydney Morning Herald position and got it.


  1. ^ "Bernard Zuel". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Zuel, Bernard (25 September 2010). "A Place Called Home". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Zuel Andre Cyril born 4 November 1939; Marie Irelande born 11 August 1938; Andre Bernard born 21 January 1965; Marie Roscane born 9 July 1967 – British". National Archives of Australia. 19 Aug 2003. Retrieved 12 September 2013. Item details for: A446, 1966/32161 .

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