Battle of the bios

As anybody watching Q&A featuring former PM John Howard last night will tell you – it was a shoe-dodging, bio-battling spectacle the likes of which we’ve never seen. Whatever your political leanings, it’s hard to deny it made for great television. Howard appeared on the programme to spruik his recently-released political autobiography, Lazarus Rising, which, like Q&A leaves no stone unturned, from Iraq to Costello to Rudd… albeit without all the shoe-throwing.

Did you miss Q&A? Never fear… the best bits were put online. The worst attempt at shoe-throwing ever recorded on film:

And the Battle of the Bios. In one corner, Howard, in the other, Hicks, who conveniently enough, has the release of his own memoir just around the corner, Guantanamo. Hicks left a video question for the former PM. Howard chose his words carefully, but there’s no doubting the fire in his eyes…

Boomerang Books is giving you the opportunity to win one of 5 copies of John Howard’s Lazarus Rising, courtesy of our friends at HarperCollins. Entries close 5pm AEST Fri 29 October. Click here to enter.

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William Kostakis

Blogger William Kostakis is an award-winning, twenty-year-old young adult fiction author. His debut title, Loathing Lola, was released in 2008.