Brian Matthews' 2008 biography Manning Clark: A Life -- which was 10 years in the making and drew heavily on the historian's diaries -- has just taken out the National Biography Prize. So why not find a comfy chair in a quiet corner and read a bit of Clark's personal history tonight.
Read the dark, fascinating history of Manning Clark
Historian Manning Clark left an indelible mark on this country and our thinking. But he was a man wracked with demons, as Brian Matthews' brilliant biography shows, writes Brendan Gullifer.