David Marr is a writer and journalist. He is the author of the award-winning Patrick White: A Life, Quarterly Essay 38, ‘Power Trip’, and co-author of Dark Victory. He has been a reporter with Four Corners and the host of Media Watch.
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Once is enough
Reflections on weddings after the legislation of marriage equality – an extract
The art of biography
The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing
Your handy guide to political newspeak
To help combat unwelcome ideas about sex, women, human rights and especially race
The rise of Bill Shorten in Victoria’s faction wars
David Malouf’s extraordinary musings on life and art
End of the road
Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief’
The brief life and quiet death of Tony Abbott’s love of liberty
David Marr and George Pell correspondence following the Quarterly Essay, The Prince
A predictable and selective rehash of old material. G.K. Chesterton said: “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” Marr has no idea what motivates a believing Christian.
The Prince: George Pell
The presbytery of St Alipius is a redbrick gothic bungalow built when gold money was still washing through Ballarat. It sits in a Catholic compound of brick and granite schools and convents where the road from Melbourne reaches town. White crosses stand …
The Making of Tony Abbott
Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott
I am not asking the Australian people to take me on trust but on the record of a lifetime and an instinct to serve ingrained long before I became opposition leader: as a student president, trainee priest, Rhodes Scholar, surf life-saver and volunteer …
The Politics of News
David McKnight’s 'Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Power'
Age of innocence
Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Cold Light’
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