historian, biographer and researcher

Tom Roberts, PhD

With a passion for research and a reputation for dogged delving in archives around the world, Tom has helped journalists, broadcasters and publishers with dozens of projects. 

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Tom is also a successful author in his own right. His first book Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty, published by UQP, won the 2017 National Biography Award, Australia's richest prize for life writing. From the judges' comments: 

Before Rupert is deeply scholarly yet utterly accessible and enticing ... Roberts has crafted a masterful biography, full of remarkable insights.


His latest book, co-written with Peter Oborne, How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language, was published by Head of Zeus in May 2017.


Tom's next work, The Murdoch Gene, will be published internationally by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.

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