Margaret Simons is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of thirteen books and numerous articles and essays. She is also associate professor of journalism at Monash University. With photojournalist Dave Tacon, she won the 2015 Walkley for Social Equity Journalism for her essay Fallen Angels, published in The Monthly. This article also won the 2015 Quill Award for best feature. She is currently working on a history of the ABC from 2009 onwards, to be published by Black Inc, as well as a biography of Senator Penny Wong, to be published by Black Inc later this year.