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

Fair Game. Lessons from Sport for a Fairer Society & a Stronger Economy by Andrew Leigh
Fair Game. Lessons from Sport for a Fairer Society & a Stronger Economy by Andrew Leigh

26 Sep 2022, 7–8pm

Andrew Leigh will be in conversation with Tim Gavel on Andrew's new essay Fair Game....
Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world.
Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world.

28 Sep 2022, 6–7pm

Brett Mason will be in conversation with Brian Schmidt on Brett’s new book. Wizards...
Provocateur by Clive Hamilton
Provocateur by Clive Hamilton

5 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Clive Hamilton will be in conversation with Ben Oquist on Clive's memoir Provocateur. A...
Runt by Craig Silvey
Runt by Craig Silvey

10 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Craig Silvey will be in conversation with Irma Gold on Craig's new novel Runt...
Tripping over myself by Shaun Micallef
Tripping over myself by Shaun Micallef

13 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Shaun Micallef, will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Tripping Over...
The Big Teal by Simon Holes a Court
The Big Teal by Simon Holes a Court

17 Oct 2022, 6–7pm

Simon Holmes à Court will be in conversation with Virginia Haussegger on his new...
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 and Ligang Song on The Superpower...

Past events

Humanity's Moment A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope by Joëlle Gergis
Humanity's Moment A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope by Joëlle Gergis

20 Sep 2022, 6–7pm

Joëlle Gergis will be in conversation with Jonica Newby on Joëlle's new book Humanity's...

14 Sep 2022, 6–7pm

Elaine Pearson will be in conversation with Helen Watchirs on Elaine's new book, Chasing...

7 Sep 2022, 6–7pm

Kristine Ziwica will be in conversation with Michelle Ryan on her new book ...

29 Aug 2022, 6–7pm

Vikki Petraitis will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on The Unbelieved, winner of...
Australia’s China Odyssey. From Euphoria to Fear by James Curran
Australia’s China Odyssey. From Euphoria to Fear by James Curran

22 Aug 2022, 6–7pm

James Curran will be in conversation with John McCarthy on James's new book Australia’s...
So you want to live longer? by Norman Swan
So you want to live longer? by Norman Swan

29 Jul 2022, 6–7pm

Norman Swan will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Norman's new book, So You Want To...
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Horse by Geraldine Brooks

26 Jul 2022, 6–7pm

Award-winning author Geraldine Brooks will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on...
Lessons from History
Lessons from History

20 Jul 2022, 6–7pm

Eminent historians, Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno, will have a...
Jesustown by Paul Daley
Jesustown by Paul Daley

12 Jul 2022, 6–7pm

Award-winning journalist and author, Paul Daley. will be in conversation with Peter Fray...
Good Arguments by Bo Seo
Good Arguments by Bo Seo

30 Jun 2022, 6–7pm

Two-time world debating champion, Bo Seo will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Bo'...