Paul Ham is a Sydney-based historian, and the author of HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI, published in November 2011. His previous books are VIETNAM: THE AUSTRALIAN WAR (November 2007) and KOKODA (November 2004). VIETNAM won the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for Non-Fiction (2008), a Walkley Award and two other State literary awards. KOKODA was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the NSW Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction. Since 1998, Paul has been the Australia correspondent for The London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs. He has a Masters degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and lives in Sydney with his wife, Marie, and son, Oliver.