Mark McKenna is Professor of History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several prize-winning books, including Looking for Blackfellas’ Point: An Australian History of Place, which won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and Book of the Year in the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Awards; and An Eye for Eternity, The Life of Manning Clark, winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Non Fiction, the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Award), the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction (2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards), the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2011 South Australian Premier’s Award for Non-Fiction. McKenna’s most recent book, From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories, won the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize. His essays and articles have been widely published in Australia and overseas.
Mark McKenna’s articles in the Monthly