Kerry-Anne Walsh

Kerry-Anne Walsh is an Australian author, former journalist and political commentator. She is also the author of the award-winning book, The Stalking of Julia Gillard. She also wrote another book, Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation.

Kerry-Anne Walsh
NationalityAustralian
OccupationJournalist, author

BackgroundEdit

For 25 years, Walsh was in the Canberra press gallery. She had senior posts in radio and TV as well as in print until she stepped away from being a full-time journalist. She still maintains her political commentary, appearing on radio with regular involvement with Radio New Zealand. On Television, she appears regularly on Sky News's Speer Program.[1] In the late 1980s, Walsh was a producer for Kerry O'Brien's Face to Face program. In the early 1990s, she was a producer on ABC's Radio National. In 2003 she joined the Fairfax group where she wrote for Sydney's Sunday paper, the Sun-Herald as a federal political writer. She was also a writer for The Bulletin for six years.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2007, as a political correspondent, she wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald about the defeat of the Howard government and Kevin Rudd's victory.[3] In 2009, Walsh quit her position in the Canberra press gallery. She then chronicled the coverage by the media of the Gillard government and what she claimed was the undermining by people she referred to as Team Rudd.[4]

In July 2013, her book The Stalking of Julia Gillard had been put out early by its publishers Allen & Unwin.[5] In November 2013, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Rachel Griffiths was to play Julia Gillard in a television drama based on the book.[6] In March, 2014, she was nominated for an Indie Award in the non-fiction category for The Stalking of Julia Gillard.[7] In May that year, she won the Australian Book Industry Award for her book.[8] In 2015, it was reported by The Australian Financial Review that the Gillard film was scheduled for production later that year.[9] The proposal for the film was rejected by the Australian television networks.[10][11]

In 2018, her book, Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation was released. It was a survey of the subject Hanson's career over 23 years, as an accidental local councilor to the surprise in 1996 of being a national political figure and the re-emergence in 2016.[12]

On 17 April 2019, along with Van Badham, Gray Connolly, Adam Liaw, and Michael Roddan, she was one of the panel of The Drum which was hosted by Fran Kelly.[13]

PublicationsEdit

List
Title Release info ISBN Year Notes
The Stalking of Julia Gillard Allen & Unwin ISBN 978 1 74237 922 7 2013 [14]
Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation Allen & Unwin ISBN 978 1 76011228 8 2018 [15]

Articles (selective)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian National University - In conversation with Kerry-Anne Walsh, ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series »
  2. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, March 31, 2007 - The story Rudd tried to kill By Alan Ramsey
  3. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, November 25, 2007 - Rudd triumphs as Howard cast aside By Kerry-Anne Walsh and Political Correspondent
  4. ^ News.com.au, July 2, 2013 - The stalking of Julia Gillard - Ben McClellan
  5. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, July 21, 2013 - The Stalking of Julia Gillard - Reviewed by Peter Craven
  6. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, November 8, 2013 - Rachel Griffiths to play Julia Gillard in TV drama By Jessica Wright and Christine Sams
  7. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, March 1, 2014 - Kerry-Anne Walsh shortlisted for Indie Awards By Ron Cerabona
  8. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, May 24, 2014 - Tony Abbott chooses conservatives to judge the Prime Minister's literary awards By Susan Wyndham
  9. ^ The Australian Financial Review, Feb 27, 2015 - Rachel Griffiths talks acting, being Julia (Gillard) and coming home - Gabriella Coslovich
  10. ^ Australian Business Review, June 8, 2015 - Networks reject Julia Gillard TV drama starring Rachel Griffiths
  11. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, June 8, 2015 - Networks reject Julia Gillard telemovie starring Rachel Griffiths because 'everyone hates' the former PM By Michael Lallo
  12. ^ Radio New Zealand, From Saturday Morning, 9:07 am on 17 November 2018 - Kerry-Anne Walsh on the Pauline Hanson phenomenon
  13. ^ Abc.net.au, Wednesday April 17, 2019 - The Drum Wednesday April 17
  14. ^ The Stalking of Julia Gillard, By Kerry-Anne Walsh - The Stalking of Julia Gillard
  15. ^ Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation, By Kerry-Anne Walsh - Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation