Paul Ham is a Sydney-based historian. His previous books include Hiroshima Nagaski (October 2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (November 2007) and Kokoda (November 2004). Vietnam won the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize for Non-Fiction (2008), a Walkley Award and two other state literary awards.
Kokoda was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the NSW Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction. Sandakan will be published in October 2012. Since 1998, Paul Ham has been the Australia correspondent for the London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs.
He has a Masters degree in economic history from the London School of Economics, and lives in Sydney with his wife, Marie, and son, Oliver.