In 2015, Wiradjuri man and award-winning journalist Stan Grant made a splash with his book Talking to My Country. In his new landmark Quarterly Essay, he makes the case for a more capacious Australian Dream with a place for all Indigenous people that includes those flourishing on intellectual, cultural and sporting fields, as well as those in detention or living in the shadows. He appears in conversation with Susan Carland. 

Stan Grant (Australian)

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Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, and the Seven Network and as the international editor for SKY News. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor in Hong Kong, before relocating to Beijing as correspondent. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. He is the author of a memoir, The Tears of Strangers, the Walkley award-winning Talking To My Country and most recently a Quarterly Essay called The Australian Dream. Stan is also the editor of Indigenous Affairs coverage for the ABC.

Susan Carland (Australian)

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Susan Carland has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, and is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. Susan hosted the Assumptions series on ABC's RN and in 2012 she was named on the 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices list by The Age. She has also been listed on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list, and as a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Her latest book is Fighting Hislam, and she is also a certified scuba diver.