with Tony Jones & Heather Rose / chaired by Victoria Purman
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Terrorism, Canberra power struggles, international intrigue: they feature in our headlines and in the latest offerings from Stella Award-winning novelist Heather Rose and renowned Australian journalist Tony Jones. Bruny asks hard questions about our politicians’ capacity to handle China’s complex agendas. Tony Jones’ pacey thrillers The Twentieth Man and In Darkness Visible traverse global conflagrations and Australian macho politics. Tony blurs historical fact and fiction; Heather speculates on all-too-possible futures.
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Tony Jones is one of Australia’s most renowned and recognisable journalists. He has reported for Four Corners and presented Lateline, winning Walkleys for both, and was the host of ABC's Q&A for 12 years until the end of 2019. He published his first novel -the best-selling thriller The Twentieth Man in 2017. In Darkness Visible is his second novel.
Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, writing for both adults and children. Her books have been shortlisted, long-listed or won awards for literary fiction, crime fiction, fantasy/sci fi and children’s literature, with novel The Museum of Modern Love notably winning the 2017 Stella Award. Her new book is Bruny.
Victoria Purman is a bestselling Australian author whose most recent novel, The Land Girls, was published in 2019.