Nick Richardson is an author, academic, and journalist who has written for a range of publications in England and Australia. He has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and is Adjunct Professor of Journalism at LaTrobe University. He lives in Melbourne.
Nick Richardson captures the feel not only of a unique Olympics, but of a unique time in Australian history. He uses the Olympics as the lens through which to view some of the most profound developments in Australia and the world...This book pulls back the blinds on what was a vitally important year in Australian--and world--history...Nick has the rare ability to blend an historian's eye for the critical detail with a journalist's nose for the underlying human story to deliver a compelling read...simply an excellent storyteller. --Michael Gleeson, The Age