Don Watson

Over the past 40 years Don Watson's articles, essays and reviews on politics, history and culture have appeared in most major Australian journals and newspapers. His books include the acclaimed bestsellers, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart (2002), Death Sentence (2003) and Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words (2004); American Journeys (2008), Bendable Learnings (2010), The Bush (2014), Worst Words (2015) and A Single Tree (2016). He wrote Enemy Within, a Quarterly Essay on the 2016 US Presidential Election. A collection of his essays, There It Is Again, was published in 2017. He has twice won The Age Book of the Year, in addition to the National Biography Award, the Courier-Mail Book of the Year, the Alfred Deakin Essay Prize, the Australian Literary Studies Association Book of the Year, a Walkley Award, the New South Wales Premier’s Award, the Queensland Literary Award, and the Independent Booksellers Book of the Year (twice). In 2011 Don Watson was awarded the Phillip Hodgins Medal for Australian Literature. His film writing includes The Man Who Sued God (starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis) and Passion (Barbara Hershey and Richard Roxburgh). Don Watson is a regular writer for The Monthly.