In conversation with Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy will be in conversation with Malcolm Farr on Katherine's new quarterly essay Lone Wolf. Albanese and the New Politics

In this perceptive, compelling essay, Katharine Murphy offers a profile of Anthony Albanese in motion - a piece about character, the balance of forces, and the mood of the nation.Are Albanese and his party up for change? Are Australians up for it? What does the new prime minister embody, if anything? Has the centre of the polity shifted, with the success of the Teals and the Greens? Where could - and should - the new government be ambitious?

This is an essay that draws out the meaning of an eventful political year, offers a telling portrait of the new prime minister, and looks to the challenges of the future.

Katharine Murphy has worked in Canberra's parliamentary press gallery since 1996 for the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and The Age, before joining Guardian Australia, where she is the political editor. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2008 and 2020, and won the Walkley award for commentary in 2021. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Canberra in 2019. She is the author of On Disruption and Quarterly Essay The End of Certainty.

Malcolm Farr, is the former National Political Editor for News.com.au and is a contributing writer to the Guardian. He has worked for a number of Australian publications including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, Brisbane Sun and The Australian in over 40 years of journalism. Malcolm regularly appears on political current affairs programs such as The Drum.

The vote of thanks will be given by John Warhurst AO, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at ANU, who has written a weekly column for The Canberra Times since 1998.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase on the evening in the Cultural Centre foyer. Pre-event book signings will be available from 5.30pm, and available again after the event.

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