Paul Ham


Paul Ham is the author of several substantial works of 20th century history, including 1914: The Year the World Ended (Random House, 2014), Sandakan (Random House, 2013), Hiroshima Nagasaki (HarperCollins, 2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (HarperCollins, 2007) and Kokoda (HarperCollins, 2005), published in Australia and the UK. Hiroshima Nagasaki has been released by Pan Macmillan in the US.

He is a regular contributor to the Kindle Singles program, and publishes other authors’ work through his ‘short book’ label, Hampress.

A former Australia correspondent for the Sunday Times, Paul attended Charles Sturt and Sydney universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He lives in Paris and Sydney.


So you want to rule like an autocrat?

EssayNOTE FOR CANDIDATES The word ‘populist’ has lately come to mean white nationalist, alt-right blogger, neo-fascist and so on. These labels are imprecise. So we’ve produced a short Q&A that will help you decide whether you’ve got what it takes...

A half-formed nation

MemoirHAPPY BIRTHDAY OLLIE! I thought I’d drop you a line about life, the state of the planet and the future of our country. Don’t worry, it’s just a bicycle ride around stuff that we’ve mentioned in passing but not in...

Allies in name alone

EssayTHE VIETNAM WAR lingers in the collective memory like some unspeakable crime, locked away in the nation’s attic. Contrary to popular belief, America did not compel Australia to join the war in Vietnam. Australia leapt at the chance –...

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