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

Book cover of Chokepoint Capitalism by Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow
Book cover of Chokepoint Capitalism by Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow

16 Feb 2023, 6–7pm

Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on their new...
Book cover: The passion of Private White by Don Watson
Book cover: The passion of Private White by Don Watson

22 Feb 2023, 6–7pm

Don Watson and Chris Wallace will be talking about The Passion of Private White, Don’s...
Unbounded. Manifesting a life without limits. by Maria Thattil
Unbounded. Manifesting a life without limits. by Maria Thattil

7 Mar 2023, 6–7pm

Maria Thattil, one of Australia's boldest young voices, will be in conversation with Kim...
Political Lives by Chris Wallace
Political Lives by Chris Wallace

8 Mar 2023, 6–7pm

Chris Wallace will be in conversation with Tanya Plibersek on Chris’s new book, Political...

Past events

Bookcover of Freedom, only freedom by Behrouz Boochani
Bookcover of Freedom, only freedom by Behrouz Boochani

15 Dec 2022, 6–7.30pm

From the team that produced No Friend but the Mountains. Writing from Manus Prison (2018...
Bookcover of Bulldozed by Niki Savva
Bookcover of Bulldozed by Niki Savva

6 Dec 2022, 6–7pm

Niki Savva will be in conversation with Kerry-Anne Walsh on Niki's new book Bulldozed....
Quarterly essay Lone wolf Albanese and the new politics by Katharine Murrphy
Quarterly essay Lone wolf Albanese and the new politics by Katharine Murrphy

30 Nov 2022, 6–7pm

Katharine Murphy will be in conversation with Malcolm Farr on Katherine's new...
Tell me again by Amy Thunig
Tell me again by Amy Thunig

21 Nov 2022, 6–7pm

Amy Thunig will be in conversation with Zoya Patel on Amy's new book Tell Me Again, which...
Dark Winter by Raina McIntyre
Dark Winter by Raina McIntyre

14 Nov 2022, 6–7pm

In Dark Winter, world-leading epidemiologist and biosecurity expert, Raina MacIntyre,...
Bookcover of The Tilt by Chris Hammer
Bookcover of The Tilt by Chris Hammer

8 Nov 2022, 6–7pm

Chris Hammer will be in conversation with Michael Brissenden on Chris's new novel Tilt....
Dreamers and Schemers by Frank Bongiorno
Dreamers and Schemers by Frank Bongiorno

2 Nov 2022, 6–7pm

Frank Bongiorno will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Frank's new book. Dreamers...
Victory by Peter van Onselen
Victory by Peter van Onselen

31 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Peter van Onselen will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on Peter's new book...
The book of roads and kingdoms by Richard Fidler
The book of roads and kingdoms by Richard Fidler

24 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Award-winning author, Richard Fidler, will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Richards...
The Superpower Transformation: Building Australia’s Zero-Carbon Future by Ross Garnaut
The Superpower Transformation: Building Australia’s Zero-Carbon Future by Ross Garnaut

19 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Ross Garnaut will be in conversation with Frank Jotzo, Ligang Song and Meghan Quinn...