Tragedy and talent of Paul Brickhill, writer of The Great Escape

Doug Dingwall
Updated August 27 2016 - 4:23pm, first published 3:23pm

Biographer Stephen Dando-Collins wonders whether celebrated Australian author Paul Brickhill would want the fame and success he gained if he had his time again. 

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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