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Eric Knight (BA 2006, LLB 2007) bursts onto the literary scene with 'Reframe'



8 December 2011

Alumnus Eric Knight (BA 2006, LLB 2007) is making a mark on the literary scene, with his first book, Reframe: how to solve the world's trickiest problems, due for release in February 2012 and published by Black Inc.

The book, which will be launched by fellow law school alumnus and Rhodes Scholar The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP (Ba 1977, LLB 1978), is about world politics and how we solve our biggest political problems - immigration, climate change, terrorism, financial crises - in a world filled with seemingly irrational people.

Matt Ridley, the British author of The Rational Optimist, said that "Eric Knight is a wonderful new player on the intellectual football field. He brings a rare combination of penetrating intelligence, deep knowledge, common sense and - all too rare - the writing skill to make ideas come to life. Judging by the chapters I have read his book Reframe is going to be an original and vital contribution to understanding politics.''

Bookseller+Publisher, the bookselling and publishing industry magazine, has recommended Reframe as one of the top 5 books for next year in the popular fiction/non-fiction category.

Eric Knight was awarded the Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarship in 2007 and has recently returned to Sydney from a three year stint at Oxford completing his doctorate in environmental law and economics.

He has written for the major newspapers -Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, Australian Financial Review - and has also appeared on ABC TV and radio. He hosted a panel on Australian innovation in front of a full house at this year's Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Law School warmly congratulates Eric on this wonderful achievement.


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