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.