Vale Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis (Photo AAP Mick Tsikas)
Bob Ellis (Photo AAP Mick Tsikas)

Tributes are flowing for the provocative left-wing author, political commentator and screenwriter Bob Ellis, who has died from liver cancer at the age of 73. Ellis was a speechwriter for Labor leaders including Kym Beazley, Bob Carr and Mike Rann. Ellis also worked as a satirist before penning stage plays and films, including the award winning Newsfront. Throughout his career he wrote more than 20 books, including bestseller Goodbye Jerusalem, 200 poems, 100 songs, and 2,000 film reviews.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-04/tributes-flow-for-writer-journalist-bob-ellis/7295744

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