Unlike desk-bound novelists living in their own minds, foreign correspondents live an international life of adventure, mystery and glamour. Right? Four foreign correspondents spill the beans on what it’s really like breaking big stories abroad, sharing anecdotes and lessons from the road. Caroline Brothers (reporter and author of The Memory Stones), George Gittoes (artist and ‘eyewitness in the world’s contact zones’) and Rob Schmitz (Shanghai Correspondent for NPR) talk with ABC Radio’s Eleanor Hall.

Mark Colvin will no longer be appearing at this event. 

Eleanor Hall (Australian)

Eleanor Hall

Eleanor Hall was the voice of ABC radio current affairs at lunchtime for almost twenty years as the host of ABC radio's The World Today. A former reporter for ABC TV News, the 7.30 Report, Lateline and Foreign Correspondent, she was the ABC's Washington correspondent in the late 1990s and she worked for five years in the Canberra parliamentary press gallery. Since 2011 she's participated in the Australia America Leadership Dialogue. In 2012 she won the European Union’s Journalism award.