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Ross Fitzgerald, AM (born Melbourne 1944) is an Australian academic, historian, novelist, secularist, and political commentator.Click here to see the full biography
Ross Fitzgerald, AM (born Melbourne 1944) is an Australian academic, historian, novelist, secularist, and political commentator.
Author of 36 books, in 2009 Professor Fitzgerald co-authored "Made in Queensland: A New History", published by University of Queensland Press and also "Under the Influence, a history of alcohol in Australia", published by ABC Books. In 2010 Professor Fitzgerald published "My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey" and "Alan ('The Red Fox') Reid", both published by New South Books. In 2011, he co-authored "Austen Tayshus:Merchant of Menace", published by Hale & Ironmonger, Sydney, and "Fools' Paradise: Life in an Altered State", published by Press On/Arcadia in Melbourne. In 2013, he was contributing coeditor of "Australia's Game", a book about Australian rules football.In 2013 Professor Fitzgerald set about personally republishing some of his work as eBooks, with "My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey" ( which is also available as a Talking Book read by Ross himself), "Pushed from the Wings: An Entertainment", "Busy in the Fog : Further Adventures of Grafton Everest" and "Soaring". Soaring was awarded the Eros Foundation erotic novel of the year in 1994. http://www.rossfitzgerald.com/about/</ref>
Emeritus Professor of History and Politics at Brisbane's Griffith University, he was also the Queensland Chair of the Centenary of Federation. Fitzgerald currently writes a regular column for The Weekend Australian and also contributes to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph"and The Canberra Times''. He appears on ABC Radio, ABC Television, SkyNews, and Channel 7.Click here to hide this biography