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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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Don Watson

Don Watson’s bestselling titles include Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, Death Sentence and The Bush, which won the Indie Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. An acclaimed speechwriter and screenwriter, he is also beloved for his colum... Read more

James Button

James Button is a former journalist and speechwriter. James was a journalist at The Age for 20 years, including three years as Europe correspondent, and roles as deputy editor, opinion editor and senior writer. He has won two Walkley Awards for feature writing. In 2009 he was a speechwriter for form... Read more

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