Literary Agent

Jenny Hocking

Jenny Hocking is Professor and Director of Research with the National Centre for Australian Studies in the School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences at Monash University. Jenny is widely published on aspects of contemporary Australian politics, national security and labour history.

A frequent political commentator, Jenny has addressed the National Press Club, the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Sydney Institute and is a regular contributor of opinion pieces and book reviews to the Canberra Times, the Age, the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also had recent appearances on Radio Netherlands, Australia Talks Back (Radio National) and The Law Report.

Professor Jennifer Hocking is the author of the acclaimed LIONEL MURPHY: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY (1997, 2000) short-listed in the South Australian Festival Awards for Best Non-Fiction, and has written two books on Australia’s counter-terrorism security legislation. Her biography of the late Australian author Frank Hardy was published in 2005 and was shortlisted in the New South Wales History Awards for 2006.

Her book, GOUGH WHITLAM: A MOMENT IN HISTORY was published by Melbourne University Press in 2008 and the second part of this biography GOUGH WHITLAM: HIS TIME in 2012.

Selected Publications
  • Gough Whitlam: His Time (2012)
  • Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History (2008)
  • Frank Hardy: Politics, Literature, Life (2005)
  • Terror Laws: ASIO, Counter-Terrorism and the Threat to Democracy (2004)
  • Lionel Murphy: A Political Biography (1997)