Author and freelance writer Bri Lee delves into her ‘to be read’ pile and picks out one of her favourite new reads. Join us over drinks and nibbles as Bri chats to author and journalist Paddy Manning about his book The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch, the first major biography of one of the world’s most powerful and enigmatic people – an epic saga of ruthless power plays and family battles.

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Paddy Manning (Australian)

Paddy Manning

Paddy Manning is an investigative journalist and author of six books including The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch (Black Inc, 2022) and Body Count: How climate change is killing us (Simon & Schuster, 2020) which won the non-fiction prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, 2021. He has worked for The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Crikey, ABC and The Monthly where he is a contributing editor. He is completing a PhD at Macquarie University on "A Century of News Corporation."

Bri Lee (Australian)

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is the award-winning and bestselling author of Who Gets to Be Smart, Beauty, and Eggshell Skull. Her first novel will be published in 2024.