Political strategist Bruce Hawker is releasing what promises to be a candid account of Kevin Rudd's downfall, return to the Labor leadership and subsequent election loss.

The Rudd Rebellion will be published by Melbourne University Publishing on November 4.

The campaign diaries of Mr Rudd's political adviser will tell the story of the former prime minister's removal from the top job in June 2010 through to the September 7 election this year, when Labor's six years in government ended.

Mr Hawker also examines the role of News Corp Australia's newspapers, the portrayal of former prime minister Julia Gillard and the issue of Labor party reform.

The book's release will come just a week out from the first sitting of federal parliament since the coalition's election victory.

 

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