My Country

My Country

Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr


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David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia’s most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr’s hands, those things we call reportage and commentary are elevated to artful and illuminating chronicles of our time.

My Country collects his powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists. And some memorable new pieces.

‘Marr articulates our questions, frustrations and suspicions, capturing the nation’s apprehensiveness towards the politicians we vote in and employ to serve us.’ —Artshub

‘A writer who can capture the power and paranoia of politics with supreme artistry.’ —Richard Ferguson

‘David Marr is as brilliant a biographer and journalist as this country has produced.’ —Peter Craven