Malcolm Knox is a former literary editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and has won two Walkley awards for journalism. His books include Jamaica and The Life.
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Jeremy Heimans: the up-start
The co-founder of GetUp! might be the most influential Australian in the world
On the Nose
The rise of cricket’s faceless men
Coles, Woolworths and the price we pay for their domination
What the Boom Won’t Leave Behind
Singo & Gina
The Worker's Party
It’s the type of dewy summer morning when you can be sunburnt by 8 am. On the cricket field, 10 year olds in whites are hoping the hard ball won’t come their way, or, if it must, that they’ll be concentrating on the match and not that big woolly …
New York Times
EL James’ 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
The old boy
Knox Grammar’s Adrian Nisbett
Cronulla five years on
Ever since Willemering put a spear through Arthur Phillip’s shoulder at Manly Cove in 1790, Sydney’s beaches have had a reputation for hostility to new arrivals. The precious beauty of the coast lends itself to lines literally drawn in the sand.
The Bowraville murders
The next chapter
Tom Gilliatt thought he was quick on the uptake of Amazon’s Kindle – until he took one home. The non-fiction publisher at Pan Macmillan had his company e-reader, one of the first in Australia, taken away by his 11-year-old son, Freddy. “I was going …
The hard stuff
It was a recession; that’s my excuse. A friend got me a job interview with the world’s second-biggest management consultancy. A man and a woman sat me down in a conference room. They seemed barely older than me, children somehow left in charge of …
On 7 April at the National Press Club, Greens leader Bob Brown debated Ziggy Switkowski on Australia’s nuclear energy future. The debate had an odd feel, as Brown is categorical about Australia having no nuclear energy future and Switkowski contends …
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