The new biography of Campbell Newman has been installed as favourite for this year’s Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.
Entitled Can Do, the Campbell Newman book tells the rags to riches story of the son of two politicians who, against the odds, becomes a politician.
“The new Campbell Newman biography blew my flipping mind,” gushed Courier-Mail literature editor, Samantha Spungeon.
“I don’t want to spoil the twist but let me say this.”
“A lot of people think Campbell Newman did terrible things to Queenslanders. But by the end of the book you realise it was actually Queenslanders who did terrible things to Campbell Newman!”
Mr Newman said he would be thrilled if his biography won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.
“To be honest, I thought literary awards were a waste of time,” said the former Premier. “That’s why I scrapped them.”
“But now someone has written a book about me, I realise there should definitely be awards for books about Queensland Premiers.”
“Thank you, Annastacia Palaszczuk, for reinstating the awards so I can win one!”
The Tunnel are satire writers from Queensland.