Professor Raimond Gaita

Professor Gaita is an Australian philosopher and award-winning writer.

Romulus, My Father won the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards for contribution to public debate. It was also nominated by the New Statesman as one of the best books of 1999 and by the Australian Financial Review in 2000 as one of the best books of the decade. In 2007 it was made into an award-winning feature film.

A Common Humanity: Thinking About Love and Truth and Justice was nominated by The Economist as one of the best books of 2000.

The Philosopher’s Dog was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, 2003 and The Age Book of the Year, 2003. It was nominated by the Kansas City Star as one of the ten books of 2005.

Professor Gaita has contributed extensively to public discussion about reconciliation, collective responsibility, the role of moral considerations in politics, the Holocaust, genocide, crimes against humanity, education and the plight of universities.