Troy Bramston has been a senior writer and columnist with The Australiannewspaper, and a contributor to Sky News, since 2011. He was previously a columnist with The Sunday Telegraph. Troy is the author or editor of seven previous books, including Looking for the Light on the Hill (2011), Rudd, Gillard and Beyond (2014), and, with Paul Kelly, The Dismissal (2015). Troy has worked as a policy and political adviser, and speechwriter, in government, opposition, and the private sector. Troy lives in Sydney with his partner, Nicky, and two children, Madison and Angus.
"Indispensable as an insight into Paul Keating's remarkable life
and achievements, Bramston has interviewed everyone, produced fresh
revelations and told a gripping story."
"Troy Bramston's sweeping new biography of the former Prime
Minister and Treasurer, Paul Keating: the big picture
leader, captures the essence of the young man from Bankstown
who rose to be Australia's most driven reforming policymaker. In
crafting this authoritative biography, Bramston again cements his
reputation as a first class Australian political historian. This
book is definitive."
--Stephen Loosley, The Spectator Australia
"Warm [and] massively researched...This consistently
compelling biography demonstrates Paul Keating was a leader like no
--Peter Craven, The Age
"[Bramston's] achievement is to provide a fresh account of
Keating's career...The result is a work that renders homage to
Keating and to his ideas about leadership, power, and the
--James Curran, Weekend Australian
"[A] welcome contribution that utilises recent history and
a biographical frame to consider the meaning of leadership."