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Chris Masters Chris Masters i(A10537 works by) (a.k.a. Christopher Wayne Masters)
Born: Established: 1948 Grafton, Grafton area, Grafton - Maclean area, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Christopher "Chris" Wayne Masters PSM is a multi-Walkley Award winning and Logie Award winning Australian journalist and author.

In 2018, his No Front Line: Australia's Special Forces at War in Afghanistan was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Non-fiction) and the Walkley Book Award.

He is the fourth son of Charles Masters and the journalist and author Olga Masters and the brother of rugby league coach and journalist Roy Masters , film maker Quentin Masters, radio broadcaster Ian Masters, and media producers Sue Masters and Deb Masters.

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y separately published work icon Jonestown : The Power and the Myth of Alan Jones 2006 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1281656 2006 single work biography

'How do we rank a man who raises millions for people in need but whose actions waste millions in support of unworthy mates and poor public policy? How do we define someone who on his own finds jobs for the out of work but who routinely trashes the careers of others?

'These are some of the many paradoxes of Alan Jones. Why is he adored? Why is he reviled? Why does this talk radio host have the power to dine with presidents, lecture prime ministers and premiers, and influence government ministers? And how is it that he could not only survive such a scandal as the 'cash for comment' affair, but go on to greater reward? Chris Masters seeks the answers to these questions and in doing so reveals a complex individual and the potent relationship he has with both Struggle Street and the big end of town.

'Compelling and probing, Jonestown takes us to the hazardous intersection of populism and politics. It reaches deep into a powerful industry and exposes the myth and the magic of a very powerful man. a very powerful man.' (Publication summary)

2008 shortlisted National Biography Award
2007 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Marketing Campaign of the Year
2007 winner Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
2007 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate - the Harry Williams Award
2007 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Non-Fiction Book
2007 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2007 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2007 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2006 honourable mention Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards Individual Category
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