David Leser

David Leser has been a Middle East and Washington D. C. correspondent as well as feature writer in Australia for the Murdoch, Packer and Fairfax presses. He's more recently gained a reputation as a brilliant profile writer; among his subjects are Alan Jones, Dame Edna Everage, Helen Garner, Margaret Whitlam, Oriana Fallaci, the Dalai Lama and Xena, Warrior Princess. The recipient of a number of awards, David has worked as a staff feature writer for the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, HQ, The Bulletin, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend and the Australian Women's Weekly.

Listen to David Leser discussing To Begin To Know with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio


Books by David Leser

Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

Published: August 2019

One of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of our time becomes the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.

To Begin To Know

Published: June 2014

A deeply moving and searingly honest memoir about fathers and sons.

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