Q&A: Meet our master storytellers

Join three of the paper’s most talented storytellers –all of whom are publishing books this year. You’ll get to know the warm, candid and humorous characters behind some of The Australian’s best writing at this member-only event hosted by The Weekend Australian Editor Michelle Gunn.

If you are one of James Jeffrey’s legion of Strewth! fans, a lover of Trent Dalton’s poignant writing or an enthusiast of Rick Morton’s razor-sharp wit, look forward to yarns aplenty as they share their experiences of life in the newsroom and their newly published books.

You will also have the opportunity to add your thoughts and questions.

Tickets are sure to sell quickly so book yours now.

The panel
James Jeffrey: Strewth! Editor and parliamentary sketchwriter
James has been a journalist at The Australian since 1998, give or take a stint The Moscow Times. He spends his time lovingly lampooning politicians and curating the 404 error page on The Australian’s website. He is also the author of Paprika Paradise (2007). His new book, My Family and Other Animus, was published in April this year.

Trent Dalton: Writer, The Weekend Australian Magazine
A two-time Walkley Award winner, three-time Kennedy Award winner and four-time Features Journalist of the Year, Trent stirs emotions every week with his vivid writing in The Weekend Australian Magazine. His debut fiction novel, Boy Swallows Universe, is being published this month.

Rick Morton: Social Affairs Reporter
A frequent features writer, Rick reports extensively on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, welfare and religion. His unflinching memoir, One Hundred Years of Dirt, will be published by MUP on 30 July.

Michelle Gunn (Moderator): Editor, The Weekend Australian
In her 25+ years at The Australian, Michelle has risen to become one of the most successful newspaper editors in the country. Under her stewardship, The Weekend Australian has been named Australia’s Weekend Paper of the Year three times in the past four years.

Event details
Sydney
Museum of Sydney, Warrane Theatre
Tuesday 24 July, 6pm
$25pp, includes drinks and canapés

Brisbane
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Room Three Sixty
Wednesday 25 July, 6pm
$25pp, includes drinks and canapés

Tickets are non-refundable. Venues will be announced two weeks out from the event date.


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