ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series

The ANU Meet the Author Series has captivated the Canberra community for nearly three decades now, drawing some of the biggest names in literature, history and current affairs.  Talks are regularly podcasted and available through Soundcloud.

Upcoming events

 A Bloody Good Rant. My passions, memories and demons by Tom Keneally
 A Bloody Good Rant. My passions, memories and demons by Tom Keneally

31 May 2022, 6–7pm

Tom Keneally will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Tom's book, A Bloody Good Rant....
Abracadabra, by Robert Dessaix
Abracadabra, by Robert Dessaix

14 Jun 2022, 6–7pm

Robert Dessaix will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on his new book Abracadabra,...
In conversation with Hugh White
In conversation with Hugh White

28 Jun 2022, 6–7pm

Hugh White will be in conversation with Allan Gyngell on his new quarterly essay,...

Past events

The secret of the Emu by Elizabeth Tynan
The secret of the Emu by Elizabeth Tynan

23 May 2022, 6–7pm

Award-winning author Elizabeth Tynan, will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on...
The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan
The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

18 May 2022, 6–7pm

Best-selling author, Dervla McTiernan, will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on...
The Avoidable War by Kevin Rudd
The Avoidable War by Kevin Rudd

11 May 2022, 6–7pm

Kevin Rudd will be in conversation with Julie Bishop on his new book, The Avoidable War....
Machines behaving badly by Toby Walsh
Machines behaving badly by Toby Walsh

10 May 2022, 6–7pm

Toby Walsh will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh, on Machines Behaving Badly: The...
In conversation with Anita Heiss
In conversation with Anita Heiss

26 Apr 2022, 6–7pm

Anita Heiss will be in conversation with Ann McGrath on Anita's new book, Am I Black...
Diplomatic. A Washington memoir, by Joe Hockey
Diplomatic. A Washington memoir, by Joe Hockey

11 Apr 2022, 6–7pm

Joe Hockey will be in conversation with Paul Kelly on his new book Diplomatic. A...
The Uncaged Sky by Kylie Moore-Gilbert
The Uncaged Sky by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

4 Apr 2022, 6–7pm

British -Australian academic, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, will be conversation with Mark...
Who needs the ABC, Why taking it for granted is no longer an option
Who needs the ABC, Why taking it for granted is no longer an option

30 Mar 2022, 6–7pm

Matthew Ricketson and Patrick Mullins will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on...
Bob Hawke. Demons and Destiny by Troy Bramston
Bob Hawke. Demons and Destiny by Troy Bramston

23 Mar 2022, 6–7pm

Troy Bramston will be in conversation with Paul Kelly on Troy's new book, Bob Hawke....
Good International Citizenship. The Case for Decency. by Gareth Evans
Good International Citizenship. The Case for Decency. by Gareth Evans

17 Mar 2022, 6–7pm

Gareth Evans will be in conversation with Michelle Grattan on Gareth's new essay, Good...