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Don Watson

Don Watson reflects on ten years since the publication of his acclaimed biography, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart.

Don Watson was employed as Paul Keating’s speechwriter. On its release, his memoir was widely deemed a masterpiece, at once a groundbreaking ‘insider’ account of politics and a profound and extraordinarily frank study of the most intriguing and visionary politician in Australia’s modern history. Now, when vision and character have all but vanished from politics, Don Watson’s Recollections makes absorbing - and essential - reading.

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Portrait of Don Watson

Don Watson

Don Watson is an author, essayist and speechwriter. He is the author of the Quarterly Essay 'Enemy Within: American politics in the time of Trump', and the multi-award-winning American Journeys, amongst others.

Portrait of James Button

James Button

James Button is a former journalist and speechwriter.


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