14
Dec
2020

Woman laying on the beach reading a book

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2020

We warmly invite you to the online launch of Grattan’s 2020 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister, in partnership with State Library Victoria.

Join our CEO Danielle Wood, with renowned journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue, as we reveal our top six thought-provoking, diverse, and relevant books and articles from 2020. It’s been an extraordinary year, and these are extraordinary reads – not only for the Prime Minister, but for all Australians interested in public policy.


Danielle and Geraldine will be introduced by the CEO of State Library Victoria, Kate Torney.

Grattan’s 2020 list is:

The Carbon Club, Marian Wilkinson, Allen & Unwin

Fire Front: First Nations poetry and power today, edited by Alison Whittaker, UQP

Good Economics for Hard Times, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Public Affairs

How the dark gets in, Clare Wright, Meanjin

Max, Alex Miller, Allen & Unwin

Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap, Annabel Crabb, Black Inc.

This year, we will be joined by four of the authors, Alex Miller, Clare Wright, Evelyn Araluen, and Marian Wilkinson.

Reserve your virtual seat now by registering for this celebration of words and ideas – and of the end of 2020!

Event details
Monday 14 December, 5.30-6.45pm AEDT

Register here

Geraldine Doogue is a renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster with experience in print, television, and radio. During her career with both the ABC and commercial media she has won two Penguin Awards for excellence in broadcasting from the Television Society of Australia, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize. In 2000 Geraldine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting. In 2003, she was recognised with an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to the community and media. Geraldine tackles a wide range of subjects with rigour, optimism, humour, and warmth.

Danielle Wood is the CEO of Grattan Institute and the head of our Budget Policy and Institutional Reform programs. Danielle has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality, and reforming political institutions. Danielle previously worked at the ACCC, NERA Economic Consulting, and the Productivity Commission. She is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economic Network.