Author(s): Bob Ellis
Compiled by Anne Brooksbank Introduction by Jack Ellis and reflection by Les Murray. Bob Ellis: In His Own Words showcases the best of Ellis's celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and scripts, in addition to previously unpublished work, archival photos, and reflections from close friends and family. Compiled by Anne Brooksbank, this collection contains all the wit, acuity and forthrightness that we have come to expect from this inimitable wordsmith. This book honours Ellis's illustrious and prodigious writing legacy: it's a keepsake for longtime Ellis fans that will also win him many new admirers.
"Bob Ellis is the author of over twenty books, fifty-five screenplays, two hundred poems, five hundred political speeches, a hundred songs and two thousand film reviews. His books include the bestselling Goodbye Babylon, So It Goes, The Capitalism Delusion and First Abolish the Customer. He co-wrote the classic films Newsfront, Fatty Finn, Man of Flowers and Goodbye Paradise, and wrote and directed Nostradamus Kid. He has had a long and close involvement with politics, covering as a journalist twenty-five campaigns in Australia, the UK, the US, and writing speeches for Kim Beazely, Bob Carr and Mike Rann, among others. Bob Ellis died in April 2016."