Peter Stanley is the joint winner of the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Judges said his book, Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War, is a ‘bracing and fascinating corrective to some of the popular myths’.

He shares the $80,000 prize with Professor Jim Davidson, who won for his biography of W. K. Hancock.

Peter Stanley is Head of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia, an Adjunct Professor in the School of History at the Australian National University, and an Associate of the Centre for Environmental History.

Peter is working on the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Research Project, with fellow historians Tom Griffiths and Christine Hansen, and filmmaker Moira Fahy.