Portrait of Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is a former Wallaby and journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.

He has interviewed everyone from President George Bush Snr to Sir Edmund Hillary to every Australian Prime Minister since Gough Whitlam. He is also a popular after-dinner speaker and the only Wallaby sent from the field against the All Blacks — unjustly, he swears.

Peter is the author of twenty-one books — including biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh, Les Darcy, John Eales and Charles Kingsford Smith — and was Australia’s bestselling non-fiction writer in 2001 and 2004. He is the author of the number-one best-selling military history books Kokoda and Tobruk. He lives in Sydney with his wife Lisa Wilkinson and their three children.