Highly respected "Age" journalist Peter Wilmoth is known for conducting interviews that take his readers way beyond any preconceptions they might have had about his celebrity subjects. He has been skilfully drawing out the famous and infamous for twenty-five years, and, at last, many of his best-known pieces appear together in one volume. 'Up Close' takes a very personal look at 28 well-known Australians from Bali bombing survivor Hanabeth Luke, to Don Dunstan, Peter Carey and Jason Donovan and reveals them in all their complexity. 'Up Close' is about people whose lives have been touched by controversy, tragedy, and the ups and downs of fame. It is riveting, and often surprising, reading.