Nicolas Rothwell was educated in European schools and was a classical scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, before becoming a foreign correspondent, and then the Northern Australia correspondent for The Australian newspaper. He won the Walkley Journalist Award in 2006 for his coverage of Indigenous Affairs.
He is also an award-winning writer with several works of non-fiction to his name. The majority of Rothwell’s articles can be found in The Australian newspaper. Some of the best are collected in his book Another Country (2007).
He is also celebrated as the author of Belomor, Heaven & Earth, Wings of the Kite-Hawk, The Red Highway and Journeys to the Interior.
His most recent book, Quicksilver, won the Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction (2017). More