Penny Wong by Margaret Simons | Black Inc.
Penny Wong

What Simons has excavated from the background of this extraordinary Australian should be cause for great pride and celebration. 
—Mandy Sayer, The Weekend Australian

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Awards for Penny Wong


  • Shortlisted, 2021 National Biography Award
  • Longlisted, 2020 Walkley Book Awards
  • Longlisted, 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography Book of The Year
  • Readings Best Australian Nonfiction Book of 2019

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About the author

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is a journalist and the author of fourteen books, including biographies of Malcolm Fraser and Penny Wong. She won the 2015 Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism and has been honoured with several Quill Awards for journalistic excellence. …

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Praise for Penny Wong

‘It can be difficult to write entertainingly about the day-to-day slog of politics, but Simons, author of two fine novels and a lauded biography of Malcolm Fraser, is a skilled storyteller who weaves a compelling narrative notable for its clarity and pace.’ —The Monthly

‘We should all be grateful that Simons has given us this clear, well-researched, and comprehensive biography.’ —Australian Book Review

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