Hi, I’m Nic Stuart, editor (and reporter) for ability.news. In this photo I’m at Ta Prohm, one of the glorious temples at the massive complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. And there is no resemblance between me and the carving I’m standing in front of, despite what my children say!
I’d first come here when I was working as a foreign correspondent in the ’90’s. It was an exciting time, with the Khmer Rouge insurgency posing a continuing deadly threat and the country facing an uncertain future. After working in radio and tv in Australia, I’d been thrilled to be appointed as the ABC’s Indochina Correspondent. Then I returned to Bangkok, where another car smashed into the rear of mine and I was left in a coma with a smashed hip, broken ribs, punctured lung and, most debilitating of all, a significant head injury.
I never ‘recovered’. A transcript of a story I wrote for Norman Swan and ABC Radio’s Health Report about the early stages of my rehabilitation can still be found at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/nick-stuart/3554838.
Today I’m a regular columnist with the Canberra Times and have written three books about Australian politics (Kevin Rudd; an unauthorised political biography, What Goes Up; behind the 2007 election, and Rudd’s Way; 2007 – 2010, all published by the marvelous Henry Rosenbloom of Scribe Publishing).
I’m living in Canberra with my wonderful wife Catherine McGrath and can be contacted on 04 10 278 827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.