with Malcolm Knox and Jacqueline Maley / Chaired by Tali Lavi
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Malcolm Knox and Jacqueline Maley are highly respected journalists, each a recipient of Australian journalism’s highest honour, the Walkley Award. But beyond the world of reporting, each has chosen to mine their imagination to great effect. Now with six novels to his name, Malcolm’s latest is Bluebird, an incisive satire on the Australian Dream, set amongst sand and surf and broken dreams, that once again demonstrates his mastery of contemporary realism. Jacqueline’s acclaimed debut novel is The Truth About Her¸ another slice of social realism that deals with the fallout from the suicide of a wellness blogger following a hard hitting expose by an investigative journalist.
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Malcolm Knox is the former literary editor and award-winning cricket writer of The Sydney Morning Herald, where he broke the Norma Khouri story, for which he won one of his three Walkley Awards. He is the highly acclaimed author of seven novels and numerous works of non-fiction.
Jacqueline Maley is an award-winning journalist and columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2020 she won, along with her colleague Kate McClymont, a prestigious Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the NSW Civil Liberties Council Media Award. In 2017 Maley won the Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist at the Kennedy Awards. The Truth About Her is her first novel.
Tali Lavi is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in Australian Book Review, The Monthly online, Sydney Review of Books, Overland and The Melbourne Review. An essay of hers appears in Garden Among Fires: A Lockdown Anthology (ed. Marina Benjamin). She has hosted conversations for Adelaide Writers' Week, Melbourne Jewish Book Week, Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers' Festival Podcast Series and Sydney Jewish Writers Festival and is on the programming team for Melbourne Jewish Book Week.