Lawrence Money is the author of the new book ‘Amazing Aussie Bastards’, an extraordinary collection of tales from some of the most colourful and dynamic men in Australia. Lawrence is one of the longest-serving newspaper 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.
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.
He has been on the professional speaking circuit, a regular on ABC and commercial radio for many years, has written four previous books and invented a board game called Holiday.