Jenny Hocking

Jenny Hocking is a celebrated biographer, scholar and political commentator. She is the author of the acclaimed two-volume biography of Gough Whitlam, Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History and Gough Whitlam: His Time, winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Barbara Ramsden Award and shortlisted for several awards including the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. Jenny is the inaugural Distinguished Whitlam Fellow with the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University and Emeritus Professor at Monash University. Her latest book is The Dismissal Dossier: Everything you were Never Meant to Know about November 1975 and her essay ‘Relics of colonialism: The Whitlam dismissal and the Palace letters’ appeared in Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now.