David Leser is an award-winning feature writer who has worked for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, HQ, The Bulletin, Good Weekend, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing (2019, Allen & Unwin) and has also worked as a Washington and Jerusalem-based correspondent.
He is a prominent Australian journalist, author and public interviewer. David is widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.
David is the author of seven books including his 2014 memoir, To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father, a deeply moving and searingly honest memoir about fathers and sons. He is Executive Producer of the documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me.
He is a four times Walkley Finalist and Walkley Winner for Feature Writing for Who’s Afraid of Alan Jones. He has also won three Magazine Publishers Association awards.
David teaches Profile Writing.