Join the The Monthly’s US Correspondent Richard Cooke as he expands on his award-winning series of dispatches and essays about the United States under Trump. Written after visits to more than twenty states, Tired of Winning is an inimitable political thinker’s searing analysis of the schism and clamour of contemporary America. Richard talks to Sarah Krasnostein about a nation besieged by social estrangement, malign politics, dark money and the siren song of social media.

Richard Cooke (Australian)

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Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent, and contributing editor to the magazine. His writing has appeared in the Best Australian Essays, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Sunday Times, Australian Foreign Affairs, and many other publications. He is also a writer for television and radio, and a former creative contributor to the Chaser team. In 2018 he was the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year, and finalist in the Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism.

Sarah Krasnostein (Australian)

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Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a lawyer with a doctorate in criminal law. She is the multi-award winning, bestselling author of The Trauma Cleaner. Her work has appeared in The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Longreads, Lenny Letter, The Australian, New Matilda and a number of academic journals, amongst others. Born in America, Sarah lives in Melbourne and spends part of the year working in New York City where she was recently awarded a New York Public Library Research Fellowship.