Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer and for the past 30 years he has also been a journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and the SunHerlad.

He is the author of a number of highly successful books including Kokoda Ned Kelly and Gallipoli as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories of great men and women of stirring events in Australian history.

Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson - journalist magazine editor and currently co-presenter of TODAY on Channel 9 - have three children; they live in Sydney.

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