Hi. I’m Patrick Mullins.
I’m a Canberra-based writer.
My newest book — my third — is co-authored with Matthew Ricketson and is titled Who needs the ABC? It’s an account of and an argument for the ABC in modern Australia. It was published by Scribe in March 2022.
I’m the author of Tiberius with a Telephone (2018), a biography of former Australian prime minister William McMahon (1971–72). It won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, at the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the National Biography Award for 2020.
I’m also the author of The Trials of Portnoy (2020), an account of the downfall of literary censorship in Australia as sparked by the publication of Philip Roth’s novel Portnoy’s Complaint. It was shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
I have a PhD in writing and regularly review books and write essays on non-fiction, Australian history, and more besides.
Feel free to get in touch with me via Twitter or via email — patrickjosephmullins (at) gmail.com