Ross McMullin is an award-winning biographer and historian. He has researched and written extensively about Australian history and politics, with World War I a particular interest. His biography Pompey Elliott won awards for literature and biography. Pompey Elliott was Australia’s most famous fighting general in World War I. Now, with the publication of Ross’s most recent book Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words, Pompey has also become the creator of the most riveting Australian personal narrative of that conflict.
Ross McMullin’s previous book Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the National Cultural Award. His books also include Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius, a biography of the remarkably talented and versatile artist–writer who was Australia’s first official war artist. Other books by Ross include the centenary ALP history The Light on the Hill, and another political history So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the World’s First National Labour Government.
He has contributed chapters to numerous multi-authored books and many articles to periodicals and newspapers.