Stephen Holt is a Canberra-based historian and speech writer, and the author of biographies on historian Manning Clark and trade union leader Lloyd Ross. His latest book, co-authored with Ross Fitzgerald, Alan “the Red Fox” Reid, explores the career of influential political journalist Alan Reid, and his role in chronicling and participating in behind-the-scenes machinations of Canberra politics from the time of Labor prime ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley to Liberal years with Bob Menzies and William McMahon. Stephen Holt addressed The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 9 June 2010.

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