David Leser is an award winning journalist who has worked in Australia, North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia for the past 43 years.
He won a Walkely award for feature writing for his expose of Alan Jones called Who’s Afraid of Alan Jones and has been a Walkley finalist on three other occasions, as well as the recipient of a human rights commendation for journalism and three other national magazine awards for feature writing.
David is the author of 7 books, including a memoir To Begin to Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father which was shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography Award. He is also editor of Paul Kelly: The Essays (2012), as well as Executive Producer of the award-winning Australian documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me.
David’s most recent book Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing, published in 2019, explores the history of patriarchy and misogyny in the context of the #MeToo movement.
Born in Montreal, David is a senior contributing writer to Good Weekend magazine and also works as a public interviewer, guest lecturer, writing mentor, and speech writer. He has two daughters, Jordan, a singer-songwriter, and Hannah, an academic, and lives in Sydney.