David Leser is an Australian journalist, author, public interviewer and writing mentor.

A former Middle East and North American correspondent he has been a journalist for 40 years and become widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.

He has interviewed everyone from Meryl Streep and Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Gina Rinehart, Alan Jones and the Dalai Lama.

David is the recipient of numerous awards for his journalism and his memoir  ‘To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of my Father’, was short-listed for the National Biography Award in 2015. He is also the author of the upcoming book`Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing’,  due for release in August 2019.

David is available for public interviews, guest lectures, feature articles, narrative coaching, private mentoring and corporate writing.