Bernard Keane has been Crikey's correspondent in Canberra since 2008, writing on politics, media and economics. He was educated at the University of Sydney, where he studied history. Before joining Crikey he was a public servant and speechwriter in transport and communications. He is the author of the ebook War On The Internet and co-author of A Short History of Stupid, with Helen Razer, published by Allen & Unwin in 2014. Surveillance is his first novel.