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.
'Warm [and] massively researched ... This consistently compelling biography demonstrates Paul Keating was a leader like no one else.'--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 nation.'--James Curran "Weekend Australian "
'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 "
'Indispensable as an insight into Paul Keating's remarkable life and achievements, Bramston has interviewed everyone, produced fresh revelations and told a gripping story.'--Paul Kelly
'[A] welcome contribution that utilises recent history and a biographical frame to consider the meaning of leadership.'--Daily Review