Join the The Monthly’s US Correspondent Richard Cooke as he expands on his award-winning series of dispatches and essays about the United States under Trump. Written after visits to more than twenty states, Tired of Winning is an inimitable political thinker’s searing analysis of the schism and clamour of contemporary America. Richard talks to Josephine Tovey about a nation besieged by social estrangement, malign politics, dark money and the siren song of social media.

Richard Cooke (Australian)

Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent, and contributing editor to the magazine. His writing has appeared in the Best Australian Essays, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Sunday Times, Australian Foreign Affairs, and many other publications. He is also a writer for television and radio, and a former creative contributor to the Chaser team. In 2018 he was the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year, and finalist in the Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism.

Josephine Tovey (Australian)

Josephine Tovey

Josephine Tovey is an journalist and editor at Guardian Australia. She previously worked at the Sydney Morning Herald for a decade, reporting on issues including state politics and education. She also spent three years as a journalist and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald in the United States, writing about the 2016 election and the first year of the Trump presidency.