The Walkley Foundation has come out with its list of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2015 -- and Catch and Kill is on the list.
Here's what they said:
Four men dubbed “the Golden Four” by a party member were responsible for Labor’s historic rise from a dire political low to its longest hold on power in Victoria. Joel Deane, as the speechwriter and press secretary for premier Steve Bracks, was there through it all. This is his inside account of Labor’s dream run in Victorian state politics through the 1990s and 2000s thanks to Bracks, John Brumby, John Thwaites and Rob Hulls – a formidable team who remain friends today. Deane, a novelist and poet, weaves together dozens of interviews with party insiders as well as his own experience as a staffer to explore Labor’s run in power and the winner-take-all game that is politics.
The full list of books is here. There are some good reads. I'm especially partial to Brenda Niall's Mannix and Andrew Fowler's The War on Journalism.