About The Author

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Tony Kevin, born in Sydney in 1943, worked as an Australian career diplomat for 30 years 1968-98, serving in posts including the Soviet Union, UN New York, and lastly as ambassador in Poland and Cambodia. Since retiring from government service in 1998, he has been a regular independent commentator on Australian public affairs, writing columns for Eureka Street and other journals on a variety of political subjects.
His published books to date are:
A Certain Maritime Incident: the sinking of SIEV X (Scribe Publications 2004, reprinted 2006 and 2008) (winner,  2005 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and winner, 2005 ACT Book of the Year Award)
Walking the Camino (Scribe, 2007, reprinted 2007, 2008) (winner of 2008 ACT Book of the Year Award)
Crunch Time (Scribe 2009)
Reluctant Rescuers (self-published, 2012).
He lives in Canberra with his wife Sina and three children.
His interests include reading, writing, movies, listening to classical music.