David Marr is one of Australia's leading journalists. After publishing this acclaimed life of Patrick White, he edited Patrick White: Letters and returned to Fairfax and the ABC to write and broadcast about the arts, crime, law and politics. He was a judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and for some years presented ABC television's Media Watch. His recent books include The High Price of Heaven, essays on the impact of religion on Australian politics, and Dark Victory, a dramatic account of John Howard's 2004 campaign against refugees written in collaboration Marian Wilkinson. David Marr lives in Sydney and writes for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.