Paul Daley

Paul Daley is a Sydney-based author, journalist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. He has published six non-fiction and fiction books, several of which have been shortlisted in Australian literary awards including the NIB, the Prime Minister’s History Prize and ACT Book of the Year. His journalism has been recognised with numerous prizes including two Walkley Awards for Indigenous Affairs journalism and Investigative Reporting, two Kennedy Awards, and the National Press Club Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. His essays appear regularly in Meanjin and Griffith Review. They have also been published in compilations including The Best Australian Science Writing (2016) and The Honest History Book (2017). He co-wrote the two critically acclaimed Hansard Monologues political plays and he writes Postcolonial, a column for The Guardian about Australian national identity, history and Indigenous culture. Allen & Unwin is publishing his second novel, Jesustown.