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Paul Kelly
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Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre.
His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and The Age, and in 2010 he published a ‘mongrel memoir’, How to Make Gravy. His most recent studio album is Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train, released in 2021.

Books by Paul Kelly


A stunning picture book celebrating the achievements of cricketing hero, Usman Khawaja, based on Paul Kelly’s viral YouTube performance.

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Morrison’s Mission: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special

The story of the Prime Minister’s foreign policy convictions and calculations, from the Lowy Institute.

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The Dismissal

Drawing on a range of new sources, some of which have never before been made public – including hundreds of pages from Kerr's archives – this remarkable account is dispassionate in its analysis, vivid in its narrative and brutal in its conclusions. It exposes the true motivations, the extent of the deceit and the scale of the collusion.

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