For more than twenty years, Insiders has been unmissable television for political tragics and anyone wanting to stay up to date on federal politics. Host David Speers returns to Adelaide Writers’ Week to speak with the Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas, and a panel of Australia’s sharpest minds as they dissect the week in politics. They’ll be joined by Mike Bowers and one of the country’s finest cartoonists for Talking Pictures.
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David Speers has won two individual Walkley Awards for interviewing, along with a number of other Walkley, Logie and Kennedy Awards for his journalism. He also won the Press Gallery Journalist of the Year Award. David spent 20 years working from the Canberra Press Gallery, serving three years as Gallery President and 15 years on the board of the National Press Club. His first book, On Mutiny, was published in 2018.
Mike Bowers is a photographer, a regular commentator on ABC Radio,and host of Talking Pictures on ABC's Insiders. He has spent 30 years in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery and has published four books, including Gallipoli Untold Stories, The Big Picture: 175 Years of The Sydney Morning Herald and A Century of Pictures: 100 Years of Herald Photography. His fourth book, Armageddon: TwoMen on an ANZAC Trail, was a joint venture with journalist Paul Daley.