Lawrence Money is one of the longest-serving columnists in Australia, starting in 1979 with the Melbourne Herald’s In Black And White column and going on to write the daily Tattler, the Sunday Age Spy column and the Diary in the daily Age. He now writes Money’s Melbourne in The Age with video interviews on-line. Lawrence began his career as a copyboy on The Sun News-Pictorial (now Herald-Sun). The elder son of the late Doris Van Der Hagen, The Weekly Times' longest-serving Miranda columnist, Lawrence has twice won the Melbourne Press Club's Quill award for Victoria's best columnist. Lawrence has been on the professional speaking circuit, a regular on radio, has written five books, invented a board game and writes a monthly column in the RACV magazine, Royalauto.