Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2021
Watch Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood, along with renowned writer Benjamin Law, as they reveal our top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2021. It’s been an extraordinary year, and these are extraordinary reads – not only for the Prime Minister, but for all Australians interested in public policy.
Featuring an introduction from the Head of Audience Engagement at State Library Victoria, Angharad Wynne-Jones, plus interviews with four of the featured authors; Kate Holden, Brendan James Murray, Paige Clark, and Rick Morton.
This year’s selection of works covers a wide range of important issues, including the disparity between private and public education systems, land use and the environment, grief and the female voice, poverty, the sovereignty of the First Nations of Australia and technology’s impact on our lives, our politics, and our values.
Grattan’s 2021 list is:
- The winter road: a killing at Croppa Creek, by Kate Holden
- The school: the ups and downs of one year in the classroom, by Brendan James Murray
- Truth-telling: history, sovereignty, and the Uluru Statement, by Henry Reynolds
- On money, by Rick Morton
- System error: where big tech went wrong and how we can reboot, by Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy M. Weinstein
- She is haunted, by Paige Clark
About the Policy Pitch
The Policy Pitch is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria and Grattan Institute to provide a public interest series on key policy themes. These free public seminars will offer lively, intelligent and thoughtful debate.