Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: On Borrowed Time


Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


  • General Admission: $10.00
  • State Library Friends Members: FREE

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Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

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On Borrowed Time

In Conversation with Robert Manne and David Marr

One of Australia’s leading public intellectuals, Robert Manne, comes to the Library to talk about his new collection of essays, On Borrowed Time. In his latest publication Manne applies his brilliant mind to the topics that have shaped our world over the last five years, including climate change, the media, Australia’s asylum seeker policy, and WikiLeaks. This provocative and challenging book features essays on Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, the ideas driving Islamic State, and a searing critique of Jonathan Franzen’s views on climate change activists.

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays in addition to the latest, Quarterly Essay 65, The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race.


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