David Leser

David Leser has been a Middle East and Washington D. C. correspondent as well as feature writer in Australia for the Murdoch, Packer and Fairfax presses. He's more recently gained a reputation as a brilliant profile writer; among his subjects are Alan Jones, Dame Edna Everage, Helen Garner, Margaret Whitlam, Oriana Fallaci, the Dalai Lama and Xena, Warrior Princess. The recipient of a number of awards, David has worked as a staff feature writer for the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, HQ, The Bulletin, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend and the Australian Women's Weekly.

Listen to David Leser discussing To Begin To Know with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio


Books by David Leser

To Begin To Know

Published: July 2014

A deeply moving and searingly honest memoir about fathers and sons.

Somebody Save Me

Published: August 2002

A thought provoking collection by journalist David Leser that delves into the key social issues of the 90s.

The Whites of Their Eyes

Published: August 1999

The Whites of Their Eyes is a compelling anthology of 23 profiles written by David Leser, arguably Australia's leading profile writer.

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