288 pp | June 2016
ERROR AUSTRALIS Ben Pobjie The reality recap of Australian history. Publisher: Affirm Press|Paperback Rights available: UK, US, Audio, Film/TV Agent: Pippa Masson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Description: In Error Australis, Ben Pobjie recaps the history of Australia from its humble beginnings as a small patch of rapidly cooling rock, to its modernday status as one of the major powers of the sub-Asian superAntarctic next-to-Africa region. Pobjie recognises that history can be as gripping as any reality show – as thrilling as it is to see Delta Goodrem’s chair turn around, there is an argument that the Second World War was even more exciting – and like any good recapper, he provides an immediate, visceral sense of what it was like to be there in the moment at our nation’s defining events. All historians know that it is only by looking at where we have been that we can understand who we are, what we stand for, and why nothing seems to work. Ben Pobjie studied history at the University of Western Sydney before his lust for glamour led him to comedy writing. He is known for his TV columns in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and political satire for New Matilda, Crikey, and the ABC, among others. He is the author of Superchef and The Book of Bloke and has written for the TV shows Reality Check and The Unbelievable Truth. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, three children and a rising sense of panic.
Published on Aug 1, 2016