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Quentin Beresford

Quentin Beresford has had a diverse career in academia, the public service and journalism. For many years he was Professor of Politics at Edith Cowan University in Perth. He is the author of numerous books on Australian politics and history, and has won several literary awards for his work. His most recent books are The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd, which won the Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prize, Adani and the War Over Coal and Wounded Country. All are published by NewSouth. He is currently adjunct Professor of Politics at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Books from this author
Wounded Country
September 2021
The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd
February 2015
Fearless and forensic in its analysis, the book shows that Tasmania's decades-long quest to industrialise nature fails every time. But the collapse of Gunns is the most telling of them all.
Adani and the War Over Coal
August 2018
Coal is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change. Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock our politics – and our country – into the fossil fuel age.