Some things are worth getting up early for, especially when coffee and great conversation are guaranteed. Catch up on the news with The Sydney Morning Herald at the Festival’s first session of the day. Join SMH editors and journalists, and special guest Norman Ohler, to hear what’s making headlines, and the stories we need to follow.  

Supported by the The Sydney Morning Herald.

Norman Ohler (International)

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Norman Ohler is the author of three novels, Die Quotenmaschine (the world's first hypertext novel), Mitte, and Stadt des Goldes (translated into English as Ponte City), as well as two novellas. He was co-writer of the script for Wim Wenders's film Palermo Shooting. In 2004, Norman was invited to be the Town Writer of Ramallah in Palestine, and of Jerusalem. Norman's first work of non-fiction is Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, for which he spent five years researching in numerous archives across Germany and the United States. Blitzed has become an international bestseller, translated into over 25 languages.