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

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'...
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...
Lessons from History
Lessons from History

20 Jul 2022, 6–7pm

Eminent historians, Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno, will have a...
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...
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 Laura Tingle on Norman's new book, So You Want...

Past events

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...
Don't Be Too Polite, Girls by Wendy McCarthy
Don't Be Too Polite, Girls by Wendy McCarthy

15 Mar 2022, 6–7pm

Wendy McCarthy, one of Australia's most influential women, will be in conversation with...
No enemies no friends by Allan Behm
No enemies no friends by Allan Behm

8 Mar 2022, 6–7pm

Allan Behm will be in conversation with Helen Sullivan on Allan's new book, No Enemies No...
QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults by Van Badham
QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults by Van Badham

28 Feb 2022, 6–7pm

Van Badham will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Van’s best-selling book, QAnon...
The ReckoningHow #MeToo is Changing Australia by Jess Hill
The ReckoningHow #MeToo is Changing Australia by Jess Hill

21 Feb 2022, 6–7pm

This event is in conjunction with the ANU Australian Studies Institute Award-...
David Stratton
David Stratton

19 Feb 2022, 6–7pm

ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR in association with the National FIlm and Sound...
Book Cover: So You Think You Know What's Good for You? by Norman Swan
Book Cover: So You Think You Know What's Good for You? by Norman Swan

4 Feb 2022, 6–7pm

Norman Swan will be in conversation with Laura Tingle on Norman's new book, So You Think...