The Sydney Morning Herald has a review note by Steven Carroll in which he describes The Honest History Book as ‘[a] long overdue reassessment’ of an Australian history long Anzac-dominated. There is more about the book here, including reviews by Richard Butler AC and Catie Gilchrist (Dictionary of Sydney), and endorsements by leading historians and critics.
The SMH reviewer, Steven Carroll, is a writer, former teacher and drama critic. His A World of Other People was joint winner of a Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2014, he won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize in 2008, and has been short-listed three times for the Miles Franklin Award.
27 May 2017