Scotch Literature Festival 2007 > Don Watson
Don Watson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers and public speakers. From a background as an academic historian, Don has written satire for Television and stage and for five years he combined writing political satire for Max Gillies with writing political speeches for the Victorian Premier John Cain. In 1992 he became Paul Keating's speech-writer and adviser. In addition to regular books, articles and essays, in recent years he has also written feature films, including The Man Who Sued God, starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis. His account of the Keating years, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister and Death Sentence, his book about the decay of public language, have been best-sellers and won significant literary awards. His latest book is Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words.
The use and misuse of language (Literary Dinner Friday 3 August)
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