Henry Lawson is one of Australia's most loved writers. His poetry, short stories and journalism have spoken to Australians for over a century, in works such as 'The Drover's Wife' and "Joe Wilson and his Mates.' In this probing biography, Colin Roderick opens the pages of Lawson's life. His was a turbulent life and a dark personality, often hidden behind the popular successes of his writing. In later years he became as famous for his colourful lifestyle as for his writing.
Colin Roderick lays bare the madness, the poverty, the friendships and broken family relationships that were interwoven with Lawson's creative genius.