FORA.tv Speaker - Peter FitzSimons
Peter FitzSimons is a bestselling biographer and has been a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and London Daily Telegraph for over a decade. He is also a television presenter on Fox Sports and broadcaster on Radio 2UE.
He has played rugby for Australia and written 12 books, including biographies of World Cup winning Wallaby captain, Nick Farr-Jones, and former Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley. In 2001 he released biographies of both John Eales and Australia's most decorated war heroine, Nancy Wake, which stayed on the bestseller lists for 29 weeks between them, and have sold 220,000 copies to date.
In 2003 he released his book on the Kokoda Track, which was Australia's #1 selling non fiction book of the year, and he followed that up with Tobruk in 2006. In 2007 he was the Books Alive author with his biography of Les Darcy.
He is a Director of the Board of Sydney Writers Festival.
05.22.09 | 01:06:38 min
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