In this event, award-winning journalist Kate Legge discusses her search for answers after she learned of her husband’s affair, as chronicled in her new memoir, Infidelity and Other Affairs. She reflects on a journey that led to the discovery of a fault line of betrayal spanning generations, and the ensuing path to healing. Kate is joined onstage by Ailsa Piper.

Supported by UNSW Sydney.

Kate Legge (Australian)

Kate Legge

Kate Legge is an award-winning journalist and author who has chronicled social and political affairs since the 1980s. Her novel The Unexpected Elements of Love was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Her non-fiction book Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story was a finalist in the Queensland Literary Awards. Her most recent book Infidelity and Other Affairs was published in March 2023.

Ailsa Piper (Australian)

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher, moderator and speaker. She was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright's Award in 2001 for her script Small Mercies. Her first book was a travel memoir called Sinning Across Spain, and her second, The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship, was co-written with Tony Doherty. Ailsa has judged the NSW and Victorian Premier's Literary Awards six times. She swims daily, rain or shine.