The wait is over. Australia’s First Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be publishing a memoir, out in 2014.
Nikki Christer, Random House Australia Publishing Director, said she was both delighted and honoured to be publishing the memoir of Australia’s first female Prime Minister.
There is much in Julia Gillard’s life and parliamentary legacy to be admired and debated. In any reckoning of her achievements, both before and after becoming Prime Minister, this book, written by her and told in her own words, will be essential. I most certainly expect it to be not only one of the most anticipated books of 2014 but also one that is read and studied for a very long time.’
In a brief interview with Penguin Random House Asia Pacific CEO Gabrielle Coyne, Gillard stated she wanted to ‘write a book so that, in my own words and in my own way, I can reflect on my period in politics.
‘When you’re Prime Minister a lot of what you say is mediated through others.’
See the full interview below
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