Michael Brissenden has worked for the ABC for more than thirty years. He has been a political journalist and foreign correspondent for the ABC since 1987. He began his career covering Federal politics and has been a correspondent in Moscow, Brussels and Washington. Michael covered many of the biggest international stories of the 1990s and early 2000s from all corners of the globe. He was the political editor for the 7.30 Report in Canberra from 2003 to 2009, the ABC's Defence and National Security Correspondent and most recently he has worked as host of AM national radio program. A two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael is now a reporter on the ABC'S 4 Corners. His debut novel THE LIST was published in 2018. DEAD LETTERS, to be published in February 2021, is his second novel.
Brissenden's novel moves along at a brisk pace and mixes thrills and telling social observation in equal measure. - Canberra Weekly Brissenden peppers his tale with insights into government machinations, national security protocols, and the endless tussle between journalists, politicians and their advisers to control the narrative. Weaving fact into fiction adds a fascinating layer of authenticity. - Courier Mail