Australia Day

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about reconciliation and the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and about what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here?

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About the author (2019)

Stan Grant, Jr. was born on September 30, 1963 in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia. He is a graduate of University of New South Wales and Australian National University. He has worked as a news presenter or host of programs for Australian Macquarie Radio Network, Seven, and ABC television networks and is a CNN New Anchor. He is also the Indigenous affairs editor for Guardian Australia and won the 2015 Walkley award for coverage of Indigenous affairs. He serves as an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. He is an author. His books include The Tears of Strangers and Talking to My Country.