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

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....
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...

Past events

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...
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...
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...
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....
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...