Dr Tony Moore is a writer, historian and academic and author of Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia's Bohemians. Melbourne based, he is Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Tony's last book was the highly acclaimed history Death or Liberty: Rebels and Radicals Transported to Australia 1788 to 1868 (2010), which was shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart Non-Fiction Prize in the NSW Premier's Awards. Tony's career has spanned documentary making at the ABC, journalism, book publishing and political activism. He has a PhD in history from the University of Sydney and appears regularly in the press and on radio and television commenting on Australian culture, history, media and politics. Tony is a Board Director of the Australian Society of Authors and a 2012 Honorary Creative Fellow at the State Library Victoria, where he is writing a documentary treatment on the life of Marcus Clarke.