Author(s): Niall Brenda


Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too. Award-winning biographer Brenda Niall has made some unexpected discoveries in Irish and Australian archives which overturn some widely held views. She also draws on her own memories of meeting and interviewing Mannix to get to the essence of this man of contradictions, controversies and mystery. Mannix is not only an astonishing new look at a remarkable life, but a fascinating depiction of Melbourne in the first half last century.


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* Extract to be sought in major magazine such as Weekend Australian * Author interviews in major broadsheet newspapers such as the Age and Sydney Morning Herald * Select radio interviews in Australia such as ABC774's Conversation Hour with Jon Faine * Widespread review coverage in major broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Australian, Herald Sun, Canberra Times, Weekend Herald etc * Large-scale print advertising campaign in literary, arts and current affairs publications such as ABR, Griffith Review, Monthly, Big Issue, Limelight (ABC) and on their associated websites * Advertisements in a broad range of Catholic journals and magazines such as Eureka Street, Catholic Weekly and Madonna * Widespread online advertising campaign on news websites such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian and Guardian * Major social media campaign including targeted advertising on Facebook * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues

Brenda Niall is one of Australia's foremost biographers. She is the author of four award-winning biographies, including her acclaimed accounts of the Boyd family. Brenda has degrees from the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and Monash University. She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Michigan, Yale University and the Australian National University. In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia for 'services to Australian literature, as an academic, biographer and literary critic'. She frequently reviews for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review.

General Fields

  • : 9781922182111
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.736
  • : February 2015
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Niall Brenda
  • : Hardback
  • : 415
  • : 464