Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and novelist based in Sydney. He wrote the companion volume to the ABC TV series, Australians at War. He is best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year award.
His second novel was published this year: The Making of Martin Sparrow (Penguin/Viking).
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Adam Courtenay is a Sydney-based writer and journalist who has had a long career in the UK and Australia, writing for papers such as the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review and the UK Sunday Times.
He is the son of Australia’s best-loved storyteller Bryce Courtenay. He is the author of two previous books, Blood Rubber and Amazon Men.