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Author Talks

The Library’s author talks are enlightening, funny, sad, controversial, joyous, heartwarming and are always entertaining.

Sally Young: Media Monsters

Sally Young discusses her newly released book, Media Monsters: The Transformation of Australia’s Newspaper Empires, with Melanie Kembrey.

The Chase with Candice Fox

Candice Fox talks about her crime thriller The Chase in conversation with literary critic Nicole Abadee, from the 2021 Sydney Writers' Festival.

Leaping into Waterfalls

Join author Bernadette Brennan in conversation with Susan Wyndham as they celebrate Bernadette’s latest release, Leaping into Waterfalls.

Sydney Review of Books: Writing under lockdown

In this conversation, Suneeta Peres da Costa and Fiona Wright talk with publisher Ivor Indyk about the essays, The Ten Thousand Things and On Being a Precedent, and about writing essays, novels and poems during a health crisis.

Gods and Demons

Deborah Cassrels talks about her book Gods and Demons in conversation with Roger Maynard.

Rising Heart

Aminata Conteh-Biger talks about her autobiography Rising Heart in conversation with literary critic Nicole Abadee.

Care: The radical art of taking time

Author Brooke McAlary appears in conversation with Alexx Stuart to discuss her latest release Care: The radical art of taking time

Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing future

Danielle Celemajer discusses her new book, Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing Future, a collection of stories written in the shadow of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires.