Tom Morton is a journalist and broadcaster with ABC Radio National. He is the author of Altered Mates: The Man Question (Allen and Unwin, 1997) and writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Tom is presently working on a novel set in the late 18th century and based on the life of Georg Forster, a German writer, traveller and revolutionary who accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage around the world and died in Paris in 1794, at the height of the French revolution.

Pieces by Tom Morton

Only connect
Edition 10: Family Politics

Manufacturing ancient hatreds
Edition 7: The Lure of Fundamentalism

Dreams of freedom
Edition 19: Re-imagining Australia

A short prehistory of the future
Edition 25: After the Crisis

Uncle Sam's bastard children
Edition 3: Webs of Power

Griffith Review