With a passion for research and a reputation for dogged delving in archives around the world, Dr Tom Roberts has helped academics, journalists, broadcasters and publishers with dozens of projects.
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. The judges commented: 'Before Rupert is deeply scholarly yet utterly accessible and enticing ... Roberts has crafted a masterful biography, full of remarkable insights.'
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 latest work, THE MAKING OF MURDOCH, was published in January 2020 by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury:
'For all the legend and myth that surrounds his name, it’s remarkable how little we know about Rupert Murdoch the man. To unpeel the layers of "the man who owns the media", it’s difficult to think of someone more qualified than Tom Roberts ... Roberts again applies his forensic approach and scholarly rigour to contextualise this most imperious of media magnates against his vast political influence' Spear's Magazine
Murdoch Begins The Irish Times
Windsor & Murdoch The Independent
Murdoch Empire The New York Times
Book of the Day The Guardian
Trump's Tweets Evening Standard
Lethal Weapon The Daily Mail
The Murdochs The Guardian
Late Night Live ABC Radio National
Media Dynasty The Independent
Biography Award Sydney Morning Herald
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