Meet David Marr at ANU
ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR
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
Venue: Auditorium Australian Centre on China in the World 188 Fellows Lane, Australian National University
Price: This is a free event