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.
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. Don’s books, articles and essays have been widely acclaimed. ... Read more
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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