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Thursday, August 11 • 16:50 - 17:50
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Political biographies, histories and exposes bring depth and dirt to the news cycle. How do political writers convert their reporting relationships and expertise into a book or long essay? What are the ethical and logistical challenges when writing about a political life, and how do you make analysis resonant and compelling to hold a reader’s attention for the length of a book or long read?

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Christopher Warren

Journalist, Media Super
Christopher Warren is a journalist and writer. He has recently returned from a year at Stanford focussing on design thinking in public policy, journalism and creative writing. He is a former President of the International Federation of Journalists and Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance. He is currently a director of Media Super.

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Fiona Inglis

Literary agent & managing director, Curtis Brown
Fiona graduated with a BA from Melbourne Uni in the good old days when tertiary education was free. She started in publishing working for the Australian branch of UK publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul, and then worked for head office in London for two years. She returned home in the mid-80s and began working for Allen & Unwin firstly in sales then as an editor on their fiction list. Following that was a year at HarperCollins as Publisher of... Read More →
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Rebecca Kaiser

Editorial director, Allen & Unwin
Rebecca Kaiser is the editorial director at Allen & Unwin. She has worked in the book publishing industry for nearly thirty years as an editor and publisher. Her particular areas of interest are biography, military history and current affairs. She considers herself very lucky to have worked with authors such as Kerry-Anne Walsh, Chris Masters, Kerry O’Brien, David Marr, Paul Barry, Michael Kirby, Barry Jones, Wayne Swan, Ross Gittins... Read More →
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Karen Middleton

Author and chief political correspondent, The Saturday Paper
Journalist Karen Middleton is Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper. Her first book, An Unwinnable War - Australia in Afghanistan was published in 2011. Previously Chief Political Correspondent for SBS Television, Karen has worked in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1989 and served as its president for four years. Karen is an experienced television, radio and newspaper commentator, appearing regularly on ABC TV's... Read More →
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Daniela Pinheiro

Senior reporter, PiauĂ­ Magazine
Daniela Pinheiro is a senior reporter at Piauí Magazine in Brazil, specialising in political coverage. Piauí is one of the most respected magazines in the country. It is somewhat similar to the New Yorker in scope: longer, more detailed articles and profiles about a large array of topics, many of which are politically oriented. She is also a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Ms Pinheiro began her career... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 16:50 - 17:50
Chauvel Cinema 2 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

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