Julia Baird

baird-mt-cvrJulia Baird presents regularly on ABC Radio National, and is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Scribe released her Media Tarts — How the Australian Press Frames Female Politicians at the Melbourne Writers’ Week in 2004. An insightful, accessible and impeccably researched book, it immediately received outstanding reviews.
Rights: Australia and New Zealand: Scribe, published.

She is currently working on a biography of Queen Victoria which has been contracted to Random House in the U.S. via Amanda (Binky) Urban from ICM (International Creative Management) and Harper Collins Australia via Lyn Tranter at ALM.


After a successful history doctorate at the University of Sydney, Julia worked in journalism in Australia and in the US, where she was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy, at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, and a  Senior Editor at Newsweek magazine in New York City.