My Country confirms David Marr’s place as one of Australia’s most unflinching and forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. This definitive collection of David’s writing spans from the 1978 Mardi Gras police bashings all the way to Patrick White, Pauline Hanson and Cardinal Pell. A perennial Festival favourite, David joins Sally Warhaft to share insights into his illuminating reportage and storied career.

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Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned. 

David Marr (Australian)

David Marr

David Marr is a journalist and broadcaster who now writes for Guardian Australia. He’s published a couple of biographies and a number of books about politics, censorship and immigration. Over the last ten 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 latest book is My Country, an anthology of essays.

Sally Warhaft (Australian)

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster and anthropologist and former editor of The Monthly magazine. She is the author of Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, The Fifth Estate.