Political biography gives us insights into the individuals behind the politics, but it can also play an integral role in shaping how our political leaders are more widely understood. Peter van Onselen’s new book How Good is Scott Morrison? kicks off a conversation with Barrie about how to write about our leaders beyond their carefully cultivated images.
Christine Wallace and Niki Savva, both authors of significant political biographies, join the chat to see how deep dives into the lives of the people running the show allow us to better understand what’s really going on in Canberra.
Further program information available on the Sydney Writers' Festival website.
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