At last. A serious conversation on the advantages of being relaxed, rested, comfy and a little lazy. Robert Dessaix is one of Australia’s most highly regarded writers. His timely book The Pleasures of Leisure reminds us that working longer hours, multi-tasking and being ‘crazy busy’ all the time is eroding our freedom to simply enjoy life. Thoughtful, witty and engaging, it’s a topic we can all find time for, surely. He joins David Marr for a languid conversation.

David Marr (Australian)

David Marr

David Marr is a journalist and broadcaster who writes for The Guardian. He’s published a couple of biographies and a number of books about politics, censorship and immigration. Over the last 10 years he has written a number of Quarterly Essays. His latest is The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race. He previously presented Media Watch and appears regularly on Insiders and The Drum. His most recent book is My Country, an anthology of essays.