Julia Baird is an award-winning journalist, historian, columnist and bestselling author. She has hosted The Drum on ABCTV since 2014. She has been a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard and senior editor of Newsweek in New York. Her biography of Queen Victoria was one of The New York Times’ top ten books of 2016. Her latest book, Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder and the Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark, will be published in the US, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021.