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A scintillating biography for an election year . . .
In Stop at Nothing Annabel Crabb recounts the Malcolm Turnbull story with characteristic wit and perceptiveness.
Drawing on extensive interviews with Turnbull, Crabb delves into the young man's university exploits – which included co-authoring a musical with Bob Ellis – and his remarkable relationship with Kerry Packer, the man for whom he was at first a prized attack dog, and then a mortal enemy. She asks whether Turnbull – colourful, aggressive, humorous and ruthless – has changed sufficiently to entrench himself as prime minister. She tells how he first lost, and then won back, the Liberal leadership, and explores the challenges that now face him as the forward-looking leader of a conservative Coalition government.
This is a memorable and highly amusing portrait by one of the country's most incisive writers.
About the Author
Annabel Crabb (born February 1973) is an Australian political journalist and commentator who is the ABC's chief online political writer. She has worked for Adelaide's The Advertiser, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald, and won a Walkley Award in 2009 for her Quarterly Essay, Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull. In addition, she has authored two books covering events within the Australian Labor Party.
'The most incisive portrait of Turnbull that's been written.' – David Marr
ISBN: 9781863958189 ISBN-10: 1863958185 Series: Quarterly Essay Audience:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 20th May 2016 Publisher: Black Inc. Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 34
Annabel Crabb is one of Australia’s most popular political commentators, a Walkley-awarded writer, and the host of Australia’s first dedicated political cooking show, ABC TV’s Kitchen Cabinet. She writes for ABC Online’s The Drum and has worked extensively in TV and radio.
She is a columnist for the Sunday Age, Sun-Herald and Canberra’s Sunday Times, and has worked as a political correspondent and sketchwriter for titles including the Advertiser, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, and as London correspondent for Fairfax’s Sunday papers.
She won a Walkley Award for her 2009 essay on Malcolm Turnbull, and was Australia’s 2011 Eisenhower Fellow. Annabel is an enthusiastic social media user and tweets about politics and food as @annabelcrabb. She lives in Sydney with her partner, Jeremy, and their three children.