Jim Davidson is an historian, biographer and former editor of Meanjin (1975–82). He has been an academic and an opera critic, and is the author of two prize-winning biographies: Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of Oiseau-Lyre, 1884–1962 (1994), and A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian WK Hancock (2010), which won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History, a Western Australian Premier’s Award, and the Age Book of the Year for non-fiction. Jim is also the co-author of Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870 (2000); his most recent book is Moments in Time: A book of Australian postcards (2016). He is a Baillieu Library Fellow at the University of Melbourne. In 2012 he was appointed AM, for a life of exemplary irregularity.