Roland Perry has published 24 books most of them Australian or international bestsellers. He has written biography and politics, espionage, WW1 and WW2, sport and fiction.
His biography of General Sir John Monash, (Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War), won the 2004 Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Award for non-fiction. Other Awards include Cricket Biography of the Year (2006) from the UK Cricket Society for Miller’s Luck, a biography of all-rounder, Keith Miller; and the Frederick Blackham Exhibition Prize in Journalism at Melbourne University (1969).
Recently he has written Australian Light Horse and The Changi Brownlow. Other books include The Don, Bradman’s Invincibles, Last of the Cold War Spies and Hidden Power - the Programming of the President, about the election and Presidency of Ronald Reagan.
Perry began writing as a journalist at The Age 1969-1973. After five years in England making documentary films, his first book, a novel - Program for a Puppet - published in 1979 was a best-seller translated into 8 languages.
Roland Perry is a member of the Advisory Council for the National Archives of Australia and a member of the General Sir John Monash Foundation.