Mary Delahunty


Mary Delahunty is the author of GRAVITY: Inside the PM’s office during her last year and final days (Hardie Grant, 2014) and Public Life; Private Grief (Hardie Grant, 2010).

She is a Gold Walkley award-winning journalist, a former host and interviewer on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report and Four Corners and Education, Arts and Planning Minister in the Victorian Labor Government led by Premier Steve Bracks.

She was the founding CEO of Writing Australia and founder ofWriting@Rosebank, a residential writer’s retreat in Victoria. Her essays have appeared in The AgeMeanjin, Crikey, Hoopla, The Good Weekend and The Saturday Paper. She is a Council member of the National Library of Australia.


Liars, witches and trolls

EssayIT WAS SURPRISINGLY sunny the Sunday morning in October when we bumped into the PM. On a broken suburban footpath I nearly tripped over the leash that restrained her cavoodle puppy. We were walking and talking, my daughter and...

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