The great Australian journalist book list


January 19, 2012

This list, first researched by Crikey in 2002, tracks Australian journalists who have gone on to write books.

Tony Abbott (ex The Bulletin)
"The Minimal Monarchy: And Why it Still Makes Sense for Australia," Wakefield Press, 1995.
"How to Win the Constitutional War: and Give Both Sides What They Want," Australians for Constitutional Monarchy in association with Wakefield Press, 1997.
"Two Nations: The Causes and Effects of The Rise of The One Nation Party in Australia," Bookman Press, 1998.
Norman Abjorensen (Canberra Times)
"John Hewson: A Biography," Lothian Books, 1993.
Hugo Armstrong (ex ABC)
"Tricontinental: The Rise and Fall of a Merchant Bank," Melbourne University Press, 1995.
Alan Atkinson, (ABC Adelaide)
"Three Weeks in Bali: The Diary of a Holiday Blown to Hell," ABC Books, 2002.
Monica Attard (ABC)
"Russia, Which Way Paradise?," Transworld Publishers, 1997.
David Barnett (ex Bulletin)
Pru Goward: "John Howard: Prime Minister, Viking Penguin, 1997
Paul Barry (Sydney Morning Herald)
"The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond," Bantam Books, 1990.
"The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer," Bantam and ABC Books, 1993.
"Going for Broke: How Bond Got Away With It," Bantum Books, 2000.
"Rich Kids: how the Murdochs and Packers lost $950 million in One.Tel," Bantam Books, 2002.
David Bernstein (The Age)
"Diamonds & Demons: The Joseph Gutnick Story", 2001.
David Bevan (ABC Adelaide and Adelaide Advertiser)
"A Case to Answer: The Story of Australia's First European War Crimes Prosecution," Wakefield Press Pty, Limited, 1998.
Tim Bowden (ABC)
"Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity," ABC Enterprises & W. Collins, 1984
"One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman," Collins, 1987.
"Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days," ABC Enterprises, 1991. Over 100,000 copies
"The Way My Father Tells It: The Story of an Australian Life," ABC Enterprises, 1997.
Wallace Brown (The Courier-Mail)
"Ten Prime Ministers: Life Among the Politicians," Longueville Books, 2002.
Brian Buckley (The Australian)
"Dawning of a Republic," Oberon Enterprises for the Republican Association, 1979.
"Lynched: The Life of Sir Phillip Lynch, Mastermind of the Ambush that Ended Gough's Run," Salzburg Pub., 1991.
Grant Butler (ex Fin Review)
"Where's the Loot?" Allen & Unwin, 2001.
Ita Buttrose (ex Woman's Weekly)
"Ita Buttrose: A Passionate Life," Viking, 1998.
Edna Carew (ex Fin Review)
"The Language of Money," Allen & Unwin, 1985.
"Fast Money: The Money Market in Australia," George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
"Keating. A Biography." Allen & Unwin, 1988
"Forex: The Techniques of Foreign Exchange," Allen & Unwin, 1989.
"Fast Forward: the History of the Sydney Futures Exchange," Allen & Unwin, 1993.
"Westpac: The Bank That Broke The Bank," Doubleday, 1997.
Shaun Carney (The Age)
"Peter Costello: The New Liberal", Allen & Unwin, 2001
Bob Carr (ex Bulletin and ABC)
"Thoughtliness: Reflections of a Public Man", Penguin, 2002.
Peter Charlton (Courier Mail)
"The Thirty-Niners," Macmillan, 1981.
"The Unnecessary War: Island Campaigns of the South-West Pacific 1944-45," Macmillan, 1983.
"Pozieres 1916: Australians on the Somme," Methuen Haynes, 1986.
"Two Flies up a Wall: The Australian Passion for Gambling," Methuen Haynes, 1987.
"State of Mind: Why Queensland is Different," Methuen Haynes, 1987.
"The War against Japan 1941-42," Time Life, 1988.
"The War Against Japan 1942-45," Time Life, 1989.
"South Queensland WWII, 1941-1945," Boolarong Publications, 1991.
"United Service Club, Queensland: The First Century, 1892-1992," United Service Club, 1992.
Neil Chenoweth (Fin Review)
"Virtual Murdoch," Random House, 2002.
Andrew Clarke
"A Pictorial History of the Australian Automobile," Bison Books, 1990. 50,000 copies
Peter Coleman (ex editor The Bulletin)
"School Power in Australia," Coleman, 1970.
"Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition: 100 Years of Censorship in Australia," Angus & Robertson, 1974.
"The Heart of James McAuley: Life and Work of the Australian Poet," Wildcat Press, 1980.
"The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Struggle for the Mind of Postwar Europe," Collier Macmillan, c1989.
"The Real Barry Humphries," Robson, 1990.
"Bruce Beresford: Instincts of the Heart," Angus & Robertson, 1992.
"Memoirs of a Slow Learner," Angus & Robertson, 1994.
Peter Collins (ex ABC TV)
"The Bear Pit: A Life in Politics," Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Paul Conroy (ex Age)
"10 Months in Laos: A Vast Web of Intrigue, Missing Millions and Murder", Crown Content, 2001
Kaz Cooke (ex The Age)
"Up The Duff," Viking, 1999.



Michael Davie (ex The Age)
"The Titanic: The Full Story of a Tragedy," Bodley Head, 1986.
"Anglo Australian Attitudes" Secker & Warburg, 2000.
Anne Davies and Helen Trinca (SMH)
"Waterfront: The battle that changed Australia," Doubleday, 2000.
Quentin Dempster (ABC)
"Whistleblowers: people with the courage to put the truth first," ABC Books 1997.
"Death Struggle: How Political Malice and Boardroom Powerplays are Killing the ABC," Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Graeme Dobell (ABC)
"Australia Finds Home: The Choices and Chances of an Asia Pacific Journey, " ABC Books, 2000.
Sean Dorney (ABC)
"Papua New Guinea: People, Politics and History Since 1975," Random House, 1990.
"The Sandline Affair: Politics and Mercenaries and the Bougainville Crisis," ABC Books, 1998
Robert Drewe (West Australian, The Australian)
"The Shark Net: Memories and Murder," Penguin Books, 2000.
Suelette Dreyfus (The Age / SMH)
"Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Eelectronic Frontier," Random House, 1997.
Geoff Easdown (Herald-Sun) and Peter Wilms (ex-Melbourne Herald)
"Ford, a History of the Ford Motor Company in Australia," Golden Press, 1987.
"The Ford Falcon Story: An Illustrated History," Lothian, 1989.
"Ansett: The Collapse," Lothian, 2002. 19,000 copies
Ian Eckersley (ABC Sports)
"Running on a Dream: The Pat Farmer Story," Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Les Everett (Fremantle Herald)
"Gravel Rash: 100 Years of Goldfields Football," Goldfields Football League, 1996.
Peter FitzSimons (SMH)
"Basking in Beirut and other adventures with Peter FitzSimons," Allen & Unwin, 1991. 11,000 copies
"Little theories of life," Allen & Unwin, 1991. 8,000 copies
"Rugby stories : some rucking good yarns," Allen & Unwin, 1993. 13,000 copies
"Nick Farr-Jones: The Authorised Biography," Random House Australia, 1993. 49,000 copies
"Hitchhiking for ugly people : –and other life experiences," Random House Australia, 1994 14,000 copies
"The Rugby war", HarperSports, 1996. 12,000 copies
"Everyone but Phar Lap : face to face with the best of Australian sport," HarperCollins, 1997. 27,000 copies
"Beazley: A Biography," Harper Collins Publishers, 1998 26,000 copies
"Everyone and Phar Lap : face to face with the best of Australian sport," HarperSports 1999. 15,000 copies
"Nancy Wake: A Biography of our Greatest War Heroine," HarperCollins, 2001. 135,000 copies
"John Eales: The Biography," ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2002. 97,000 copies
"Nene," HarperCollins, 2002.
Martin Flanagan (The Age)
"One of the Crowd: A Personal View of Newspapers," Sun Books, 1990. 11,000 copies
"Going Away," Ringwood, 1993. 8,000 copies
"Southern Sky, Western Oval," McPhee Gribble, 1994. 13,000 copies
"1970 & Other Stories of the Australian Game," Allen & Unwin , 1999. 49,000 copies
"In Sunshine or in Shadow," Picador, 2002. 14,000 copies
Ticky Fullerton (ABC 4 Corners)
"Watershed: Deciding Our Water Future," ABC Books, 2001.


Robert Garran (The Australian)
"Tigers Tamed: the end of the Asian Miracle," Allen & Unwin, 1998.
Tom Gilling (ex SMH, Bulletin, The Australian)
"Trial and Error: Mordechai Vanunu & Israelis Nuclear Bomb", Monarch Publications (UK), 1991.
Michael Gleeson (ABC) Toni Allan, Michael Wilkins
"An Act of Corruption?" ABC Books, 1992.
Michael Gleeson (Herald Sun)
"The Jaidyn Leskie Murder," HarperCollins, 1999.
Harry Gordon (editor The Sun, editor-in-chief HWT, Queensland Newspapers)
"An Eyewitness History of Australia," Penguin, 1988. 22,000 copies
"The Hard Way: The Story of the Hawthorn Football Club," Lester-Townsend, 1990. 10,000 copies
"Voyage from Shame: The Cowra Breakout and Afterwards," University of Queensland Press, 1994. 6000 copies
"Australia and The Olympic Games," University of Queensland Press, 1994. 15,000 copies
Michael Gordon (The Age)
"A Question of Leadership: Paul Keating," University of Queensland Press, 1993.
"A True Believer: Paul Keating," University of Queensland Press, 1996.
"Reconciliation: A Journey," UNSW Press, 2001.
Michelle Grattan (Age)
"Editorial Independence: An Outdated Concept?" University of Queensland, 1998.
"Reporting Federal Politics," 1988.
Michelle Grattan (Age), Patrick Weller
"Can ministers cope?: Australian Federal Ministers at Work," Hutchinson of Australia, 1981.
Michelle Grattan (Age), Margaret Bowman
"Reformers: Shaping Australian Society from the 60s to the 80s," Collins Dove, 1989.
Michelle Grattan (Age), Fred Gruen
"Managing Government: Labor's Achievements & Failures," Longman Cheshire, 1993.
Don Greenlees (The Australian) and Robert Garran
"Deliverance: The Inside Story of East Timor's Fight for Freedom," ABC Books, 2000.
Gideon Haigh (ex Age and Australian)
"The Battle for BHP," Information Australia with Allen & Unwin Australia, 1988.
"Cricket War: The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket," Text Publishing, 1993.
"The Border years," Text Publishing, 1994.
"Australian Cricket Anecdotes," Oxford University Press, 1996.
"Summer Game Australia in Test Cricket 1949-71," Text Publishing, 1997.
"One of a Kind: The Story of Bankers Trust Australia 1969-99", Text Publishing, 1999.
"Mystery Spinner: The Story Of Jack Iverson," Text Publishing, 2000.
"The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the Making of Modern Cricket," Text Publishing, c2001.
"Endless summer: 140 years of Australian cricket in Wisden," Hardie Grant Books, 2002.
"The Vincibles: A Suburban Cricket Season," Text Publishing, 2002.
Gideon Haigh (ex Age and Australian)and Ray Robinson
"On Top Down Under: Australia's Cricket Captains," Wakefield Press, 1996.
Peter Hartcher (Fin Review)
"The Ministry: How Japan's Most Powerful Institution Endangers World Markets," Harvard Business School, 1998.
Robert Haupt ( The Age)
"Last Boat to Astrakhan: A Russian Memoir 1990-1996," Random House, 1998.
Robert Haupt (The Age) and Michelle Grattan
"31 Days to Power: Hawke's Victory," Allen & Unwin, 1983.
Ben Hills (SMH)
"Blue Murder, two Thousand Doomed to Die: The Shocking Truth About Wittenoom's Deadly Dust," Sun Books, 1989.
"Japan Behind the Lines," Hodder Headline, 1996.
Derryn Hinch (ex everywhere)
"Death at Newport," Angus & Robertson, 1986.
"Death in Paradise," Angus & Robertson, 1989.
"That's Life," Penguin, 1992.
Donald Horne (ex editor The Bulletin, The Observer)
"The Lucky Country: Australia in the Sixties," Penguin Books, 1964.
"The Australian People: Biography of a Nation," Angus and Robertson, 1972.
"Death of the Lucky Country," Penguin Books Australia, 1976.
"The Public Culture: The Triumph of Industrialism," Pluto, 1986.
"The Lucky Country Revisited," Dent, 1987.
"Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years," Penguin, 2001.



Linda Jaivin (Freelance Journalist)
"The Monkey and the Dragon: A True Story About Friendship, Music, Politics and Life on the Edge," Text Publishing, 2001.
Jeff Jenkins (ex Sun News Pic and TV Week)
"Ego is Not a Dirty Word: The Skyhooks story," Kelly & Withers, 1994.
"Molly", 2000.
Hugo Kelly (ex The Age)
"Sky Pirates: The Pilots' Strike that Grounded Australia," ABC Books, 1990.
Paul Kelly (The Australian)
"Unmaking of Gough", Angus & Robertson, 1976.
"The End of Certainty: The Story of the 1980s," Allen & Unwin, 1992.
"The End of Certainty : Power, Politics and Business in Australia," Allen & Unwin, 1994.
"The Hawke Ascendancy," Angus and Robertson, 1984.
"Paradise Divided: the Changes, The Challenges, the Choices", Allen & Unwin, 2000.
Les Kennedy (SMH) and Mark Wittaker
"Sins of the Brother: The definitive story of Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders," Macmillan, 1998.
Margo Kingston (SMH)
"Off the Rails: The Pauline Hanson Trip," Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Phillip Knightley (Truth to The Sunday Times)
"The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia," Nelson, 1969.
"The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker," Pan, 1975.
"Suffer the Children: The Story of Thalidomide," Deutsch, 1979.
"The Vestey Affair," Macdonald, 1981.
"The Second Oldest Profession: The Spy as Bureaucrat, Patriot, Fantasist, and Whore," A. Deutsch, 1986.
"Philby: The Life and Views of the K.G.B. Masterspy," A. Deutsch, 1988.
"A Hack's Progress," Jonathan Cape, 1997.
"Australia - A Biography of a Nation," Jonathan Cape, 2000.
Phillip Knightley (Truth to The Sunday Times) and Caroline Kennedy
"An Affair of State: The Profumo Case and the Framing of Stephen Ward," Cape, 1987.
Christopher Kremmer (Herald)
"The Carpet Wars," HarperCollins, 2002.
Peter Lalor (Daily Telegraph)
"Blood Stain", Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Terry Lane (ABC)
"As The Twig is Bent," Collins Dove, 1979.
Valerie Lawson (SMH)
"Constance Sweetheart," Macmillan 1992.
"The Allens Affair: How One Man Shook the Foundations of a Leading Australian Law Firm," Macmillan, 1995.
"Out of the Sky She Came : The Life of P.L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins," Hodder Headline Australia, 1999.
Sandra Lee (ex Daily Telegraph)
"Beyond Bad: The Life And Crimes Of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal," Bantam Books, 2002.
Garry Linnell (The Bulletin)
"Football Ltd: The Inside Story of the AFL," Ironbark, 1995.
Stuart Littlemore (ex ABC)
"The Media and Me," ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1996.
"Mistake of Law?: The Vanuatu Sedition Trial, Port Vila, 20 February-7 March 1989," International Commission of Jurists, Australian Section, 1989.
Clem Lloyd (ex SMH, AFR)
Gordon Reid: "Out of the Wilderness: The Return of Labor," Cassell, 1974.
"National Estate: Australia's Heritage," Cassell, 1977.
Kim Lockwood (News Ltd)
"Big John: The Extraordinary Adventures of John McKinlay 1819-1872," State Library of Victoria, 1995.
Catherine Lumby (The Bulletin)
"Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the '90's," Allen & Unwin, 1997.
"Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World," Allen & Unwin, 1999.
"Tim Storrier: The Art of the Outsider," Craftsman House, 2000.
Hugh Lunn (ex Courier Mail)
"Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen," University of Queensland Press, 1978.
"Behind the Banana Curtain," University of Queensland Press, 1980.

"Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, A Political Biography," University of Queensland Press, 1984.
"Queenslanders," University of Queensland Press, 1984.

"Vietnam, a Reporter's War," University of Queensland Press, 1985.
"Over the Top with Jim: Hugh Lunn's Tap-Dancing, Bugle-Blowing Memoir of a Well-Spent Boyhood," University of Queensland Press, 1989.

"Head Over Heels: Hugh Lunn's High Octane, Girl-Chasing Scoop of a '60s Sequel to Over the Top With Jim," University of Queensland Press, 1992.
"Spies Like Us," University of Queensland Press, 1995.
"Working for Rupert," Hodder Headline Australia, 2001.



Mungo MacCallum (ex Canberra Press Gallery)
"Mungo's Canberra," University of Queensland Press, 1977.
"Mungo on the Zoo Plane: Elections 1972-77," University of Queensland Press, 1979.
"Complete Guide to Australian Politics," Dynamo Press, 1984 .
"Mungo MacCallum's Australian Political Anecdotes," Oxford University Press, 1994.
"Mungo: The Man Who Laughs," Duffy & Snellgrove, 2001.
"How to be a Megalomaniac, or, Advice to a Young Politician," Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002.
Terry Maher (ex everywhere, now Crikey contributor)
"Bond," William Heinemann, 1990. 12,000 copies
Robert Manne (SMH)
The Petrov Affair: Politics and Espionage, Pergamon Press, 1987.
The Way We Live Now: The Controversies of the Nineties, Text Publishing, 1998.
The Shadow of 1917: Cold War Conflict in Australia, Text Publishing, 1994.
The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust, Text Publishing, 1996.
Peter Mares (ABC Radio)
"Borderline: Australia's Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers," UNSW Press, 2001.
Jill Margo (Fin Review)
"Frank Lowy: Pushing the Limits," Harper Collins Publishers, 2000.
David Marr (ABC Media Watch)
"Barwick," Allen & Unwin, 1980.
"The Ivanov Trail", Nelson, 1984.
"Patrick White: Letters," University of Chicago Press, 1996.
"The High Price of Heaven," Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Chris Masters (4 Corners)
"Inside Story", Angus and Robertson, 1992.
"Not for Publication", ABC Books, 2002.
Roy Masters (SMH)
"Inside League," Pan Books, 1990.
"Inside Out: Rugby League Under Scrutiny," Ironbark, 1997.
Adrian McGregor (The Australian)
"Wally and the Broncos," University of Queensland Press, 1989.
"Greg Chappell: Cricket's Incomparable Artist," University of Queensland Press, 1990.
"Simply the Best, the 1990 Kangaroos," University of Queensland Press, c1991.
"The Emperor Wally Lewis," University of Queensland Press, 1993.
"Cathy Freeman: A Journey Just Begun," Random House Australia, 1998.
Jeff McMullen (ABC Nine)
"A Life of Extremes," HarperCollins, 2001.
Neil Mercer (SMH, 7, 9, ABC and Daily Telegraph)
"Fate", Random House, 1997.
Susan Mitchell (ex ABC Radio Qld)
"Winning Women: Challenging the Norms in Australian Sport," Penguin, 1985.
"The Scent of Power," Angus & Robertson, 1996.
"Splitting the World Open: Taller Poppies and Me," Allen & Unwin, 2001.
"Kerryn & Jackie: The Shared Life of Kerryn Phelps and Jackie Stricker," Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Rob Mundle (freelance TV, print)
"Fatal Storm," HarperCollins, 1999.
Rod Myer (The Age)
"Victor Smorgon: Living the Dream", New Holland, 2000.
George Negus (ABC, etc)
"The World from Italy: Football, Food and Politics," HarperCollins, 2001.
Rosemary Neill (The Australian, ex SMH)
"White Out: How Politics is Killing Black Australia", Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Jake Niall (The Age)
"Daicos: Collingwood and Me", Floradale Productions, 1991.
Tom Noble (The Age)
"Untold Violence: Crime in Melbourne Today," John Kerr Pty Ltd, 1989.
"Walsh Street," John Kerr, 1991.
Laurie Oakes (The Bulletin, Sunday)
"Whitlam PM: A Biography," Angus & Robertson, 1973.
"Crash Through or Crash: The Unmaking of a Prime Minister," Dummond, 1976.
Mary Louise O'Callaghan (The Australian)
" Enemies Within: Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Sandline Crisis: The Inside Story," Doubleday, 1999.



Tony Parkinson (The Age)
"Jeff: The Rise and Fall of a Political Phenomenon," Viking, 2000.
Derek Pedley (West Australian)
"No Fixed Address: The Hunt For Brenden James Abbott," HarperCollins, 1999. 5500 copies
Kevin Perkins (Sydney Sun Herald)
"The Gambling Man," Polynesian Press, 1990.
"TJ: The Midas Man," Pan Macmillan, c1993.
"Against All Odds: Gai Waterhouse, Woman in a Man's World," Macmillan, c1996.
"Dare to Dream: The Life and Times of a Proud Australian," Golden Wattle Publishing, 2001.
John Pilger (ABC, BBC)
"Aftermath: The Stuggles of Cambodia and Vietnam," 1981.
"The Outsiders," Quartet Books in association with Channel 4 Television, 1984.
"Heroes," Jonathan Cape, 1986.
"A Secret Country," Vintage, 1989".
"Distant Voices," Vintage, 1992.
Hidden Agendas," Vintage, 1998.
"The New Rulers of the World," Verso, 2002.
Peter Rees (ex-West Australian Canberra bureau)
"The Boy From Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story," Allen & Unwin, 2001.
Alan Reid (ex Daily Telegraph)
"The Power Struggle," Shakespeare Head Press, 1971.
Matthew Ricketson (ex Age and Time Australia)
"Paul Jennings: The Boy in the Story is Always Me," Penguin Books, 2000.
Andrew Riemer (SMH book reviewer)
"The Ironic Eye," Angus & Robertson, 1994.
"The Demidenko Debate," Allen & Unwin, 1996.
"Sandstone Gothic," Allen & Unwin, 1998.
"Hughes," Duffy & Snellgrove, 2001.
Stuart Rintoul (The Australian)
"Ashes of Vietnam: Australian Voices," William Heinemann Australia, ABC, 1987.
"The Wailing: A National Black Oral History," William Heinemann, 1993.
Andrew Rule (The Age)
"Cuckoo : A True Story of Murder and its Detection", Floradale Press, 1988.



Paul Sheehan (SMH)
"Among the Barbarians," Random House, 1998. 80,000+ copies
Greg Sheridan (The Australian)
"Tigers: Leaders of the New Asia-Pacific," Allen & Unwin, 1997.
"Asian Values, Western Dreams: Understanding the New Asia," Allen & Unwin, 1999.
John Silvester and Andrew Rule (The Age)
Various Chopper books.
"Underbelly: True Crime Stories," Floradale Productions & Sly Ink, 1997.
"Underbelly 2: More True Crime Stories," Floradale Productions & Sly Ink, 1998.
"Underbelly 3: Some More True Crime Stories," Floradale Productions & Sly Ink, 1999.
"Underbelly 4: True Crime Stories," Floradale Productions & Sly Ink, 2000.
"Underbelly 5: More True Crime Stories," Floradale Productions & Sly Ink, 2001.
John Silvester (The Age), Andrew Rule (The Age), Owen Davies
"The Silent War: Behind the Police Killings that Shook Australia," Floradale Production and Sly Ink, 1995.
Margaret Simons (ex The Age)
"Fit to Print, Inside the Canberra Press Gallery," UNSW Press, 1999. 5000 copies
David Solomon [ed.] (Courier Mail)
"Howard's Race: Winning the Unwinnable Election," HarperCollins, 2002.
Gavin Souter (ex SMH)
"New Guinea: The Last Unknown," Angus and Robertson, 1963.
"The Idle Hill of Summer: An Australian Childhood, 1939-1945," Angus and Robertson, 1972.
"A Peculiar People: The Australians in Paraguay," Sydney University Press, 1981.
"Company of Heralds: a century and a half of Australian publishing by John Fairfax Limited and its predecessors, 1831-1981," Melbourne University Press, 1981.
"Acts of Parliament: A Narrative History of the Senate and House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Australia," Melbourne University Press, 1989.
"Heralds and Angels: The House of Fairfax 1841-1990," Melbourne University Press, 1991.
"Mosman: A History," Melbourne University Press, 1994.
"A Torrent of Words: Leon Gellert: A Writer's Life," Brindabella Press, 1996.
"Lion & Kangaroo: The Initiation of Australia," Text Publishing, 2000.
Gerald Stone (ABC / Channel Nine)
"War Without Honour," Jacaranda Press, 1966.
"Compulsive Viewing," Penguin, 1999.
"Singo - Mates, Wives, Triumphs, Disasters," Harper Collins, 2002.
Anne Summers (AFR)
"Gamble for Power: How Bob Hawke beat Malcolm Fraser, the 1983 Federal Election", Nelson, 1983.
Mike Steketee (The Australian) and Milton Cockburn (ex SMH)
"Wran: An unauthorised Biography," Allen & Unwin, 1986.
Michael Stutchbury (The Australian)
"Australia Rebuilds", Financial Review, 1994.
"Boom to Bust", Financial Review Library, 1991.
"Gain From the Pain: Australia Recovers From its Economic Boom-Bust", Financial Review Library, 1992.
Trevor Sykes (Fin Review)
"The Money Miners: Australia's Mining Boom, 1969-70," Wildcat Press, 1978.
"Vintage Pierpont," Allen & Unwin, 1985.
"Two Centuries of Panic: A History of Corporate Collapses in Australia," Allen & Unwin, 1988.
"Operation Dynasty: How Warwick took John Fairfax Ltd," Greenhouse, 1989.
"The Bold Riders: Behind Australia's Corporate Collapses," Allen & Unwin, 1994.
"The Official History of Blue Sky Mines," Financial Review Library, c1996.
"The Numbers Game," Allen & Unwin, 2001.
Laura Tingle (SMH)
"Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery, and the New Politics in Australia," Reed Books, 1994.
Brian Toohey (Fin Review)
Marian Wilkinson: "The Book of Leaks: Exposes in Defence of the Public's Right to Know," Angus & Robertson, 1987.
William Pinwill: "Oyster: The Story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service," Mandarin Australia, 1990.
"Tumbling Dice: The Story of Modern Economic Policy," William Heinemann Australia, 1994.
Virginia Trioli (ABC)
"Generation F: Sex Power and the Young Feminist," Reed Books, 1996. 4000 copies



Robert Wainwright (SMH)
"Rose: the unauthorised biography of Rose Hancock Porteous" Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Christine Wallace (ex Fin Review)
"Greer, Untamed Shrew," Pan Macmillan Australia, 1997.
William Pinwill: "Hewson: A Portrait", Sun Australia, 1993.
Mark Westfield (The Australian)
"The Gatekeepers: The Global Media Battle to Control Australia's Pay TV," Pluto Press 2000.
Evan Whitton (ex Age)
"Can of Worms: A Citizen's Reference Book to Crime and the Administration of Justice," Fairfax Library, 1986.
"Amazing Scenes: Adventures of a Reptile of the Press," Fairfax Library, 1987.
"Can of Worms II: A Citizen's Reference Book to Crime and the Administration of Justice," Fairfax Library, 1987.
"The Cartel: Lawyers and Their Nine Magic Tricks," Herwick, 1988. 8000 copies
"The Hillbilly Dictator: Australia's Police State," ABC Enterprises, 1989. 22,000 copies
"Trial by Voodoo: Why the Law Defeats Justice & Democracy," Random House, 1994.
"The Cartel: Lawyers and Their Nine Magic Tricks," Herwick, 1998.
Marian Wilkinson (SMH)
"The Fixer: The Untold Story of Graham Richardson," William Heinemann Australia, 1996.
Pamela Williams (AFR)
"The Victory, The Inside Story of the Takeover of Australia", Allen & Unwin, 1997..