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David Marr

Meet David Marr at ANU


David Marr will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno about David's collection of essays, My Country. Stories, Essays & Speeches. Published as a handsome hardback, My Country is the definitive David Marr collection. It includes early works, such as his review of the first Rocky Horror Picture Show and his reporting on the 1978 Mardi Gras police bashings, all the way to the most piercing accounts of Kevin Rudd’s ratf—king and Tony Abbott’s punch. Along the way there is Patrick White, Garfield Barwick, asylum seekers, the Henson case, Pauline Hanson, Cardinal Pell and more.

My Country anthologises Marr’s powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists. And there are some memorable new pieces, including the remarkable story of David Marr’s wedding day. 

Date:   Thursday 22 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Auditorium Australian Centre on China in the World 188 Fellows Lane, Australian National University

Price:   This is a free event

David Marr

Best of Insiders: David Marr

ABC TV’s Sunday morning discussion program, Insiders, returns to Byron Bay. Host Barrie Cassidy will guide the panel – David Marr, Peter van Onselen and Lenore Taylor – through all the big political developments of 2018 and screen the most entertaining videos of the political year.

Date:   Tuesday 27 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Banksia Room, Elements of Byron Resort, 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW

Price:   $30 – 35

Alice Pung

Panel discussion: Alice Pung

Alice Pung, whose latest book Cose to Home is out now joins Hannah Kent and Jamila Rizvi with The Garret Podcast host, Astrid Edwards to discuss the role of women writers in Australian intellectual life.

Date:   Friday 30 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: State Library Victoria (the Garrett podcast live), Swanston Street

Price:   This is a free event