This week Cheryl Akle is joined by John Edwards to discuss his Prime Minister’s Literary Awards-shortlisted Australian History book, John Curtin’s War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia, Volume 1. Together they chat about what makes a leader truly great, and about Australia’s rich political history.
John Edwards has written six non-fiction books, including the bestselling Keating: The Inside Story. He is a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute and adjunct professor at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He has been a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chief Economist for HSBC Bank in Australia and New Zealand, and was a senior economic adviser for Treasurer and then Prime Minister Paul Keating.