Author and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation, Petrea King comes to the Library to speak about her latest book. Up Until Now tells the story of Petrea’s fascinating life, which has been devoted to helping people experiencing life-threatening illnesses and mental distress.
Author and journalist Troy Bramston talks about his biography of Australia’s 24th Prime Minister, Paul Keating. Drawing on around 15 hours of new interviews with Keating, coupled with access to his extensive personal files, this book tells the story of a political warrior’s rise to power.
Ken Hillman (Professor of Intensive Care at UNSW) will talk about his new publication, A Good Life to the End. This book asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when often, all they want is to manage their passing at home in peace, surrounded by their loved ones.
David Dufty will talk about one of the lesser known stories of Australia’s military history. During the Second World War, Australian code-breakers and intelligence organisation members built their own version of the famous UK Bletchley Park from scratch.
Author William Maley, vice-president of the Refugee Council of Australia, and the author of an illuminating new book that offers a guide to the complex idea of ‘the refugee’ and sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into the debate.