This week Cheryl Akle is joined by award-winning Australian author and journalist Grantlee Kieza to discuss his latest book Banjo – a lively and captivating portrait of Australia’s greatest poet. Together they discuss Australian history and the vast research required to write about someone else’s life.
Podcast Guest: Grantlee Kieza
Grantlee Kieza is a prizewinning writer for The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail newspapers in Brisbane. He has previously written for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Australian and The Sun-Herald, covering assignments as diverse as adventure races in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, anti-apartheid activism in Soweto and boxing matches everywhere from Melbourne, Mexico, Manchester and Manhattan ‘ and many other places that don’t start with M. He was a finalist in the 2011 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.