One Hundred Years of Dirt is the debut by Rick Morton- award winning journalist and social affairs writer with The Australian. At only 31, Morton has given us a book that is part family history, with all the traits of really good long form Journalism. Part memoir, jarringly honest and full of introspection. And part social commentary and treatise on the Australian dream and the class system at its heart.
Ultimately it is a story of triumph. It is heartbreaking, funny, complex and sweet. The book covers a broad range of topics from mental health to drug abuse to sexuality.
Conor Burke sat down with Morton to discuss this ripping tale
Click above to listen to the full interview.
And head and buy the book form all good bookstores.
One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton Published by Melbourne University Publishing