Michael Duffy (Australian journalist)
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Michael Duffy (born 1957) is an Australian writer. Duffy presented ABC Radio National's Counterpoint with Paul Comrie-Thomson and wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald until June 2012. He has written true crime books and two novels, The Tower and The Simple Death, part of an ongoing series about detective Nicholas Troy of the Sydney Homicide Squad and his colleagues Jon McIver and Susan Conti. Duffy also a biography of John Macarthur, as well as joint biography and analysis of the rivalry of Mark Latham and Tony Abbott titled "Latham and Abbott". Of the latter, Tony Smith of the Australian Public Intellectual network wrote, "Michael Duffy so clearly analyses Mark Latham's strengths that even obtuse observers must appreciate how Prime Minister John Howard comfortably neutralised his opponent's appeal".
Prior to becoming a journalist and writer, Duffy, edited Independent Monthly, a general magazine owned by Max Suich and John B Fairfax, from 1993 to 1996. Then he and his wife Alex Snellgrove set up a publishing company, Duffy & Snellgrove, that published the first books by Peter Robb, John Birmingham and Rosalie Ham. Other authors included Les Murray, Mungo MacCallum and John Olsen. The company stopped publishing new titles in 2005.
- Man of Honour, biography of John Macarthur
- Latham and Abbott, biography of Mark Latham and Tony Abbott
- The Tower, crime fiction
- The Simple Death, crime fiction
- Call Me Cruel, true crime
- Bad, true crime
- "Counterpoint - About". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- Author Website
- Smith, Tony (December 2004). "Latham and Abbott: The lives and rivalries of the two finest politicians of their generation". National Review of Books. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
- Publisher Website
- Australian National Library
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