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.