Shortlisted 2003: NSW Premier's Literary Award; Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction.
Rosemary Neill has been a journalist for more than twenty years. She has worked for the Daily Telegraph, the Bulletin, the London Financial Times and the Guardian, and is currently an opinion columnist with the Australian. In 1994, she won a Walkley Award for her reporting of indigenous family violence. She lives in Sydney with her partner and son. This is her first book.
'An independent and fearless book which deftly negotiates a passage between the romanticism of the Left and the hard-heartedness of the Right. We badly need books of this kind.' Robert Manne