Which book are you ashamed of loving? Which do you reread when you’re in a reading slump? What have you always meant to read but now suspect you never will? Beloved journalist and presenter Annabel Crabb returns to the Festival for BooKwiz, a thorough interrogation of some well-known readers, including ABC 7.30 anchor Leigh Sales, Conversations presenter Richard Fidler and – lending cult appeal – the RocKwiz host herself, Julia Zemiro.
Leigh Sales (Australian)
Leigh Sales is one of Australia's most respected journalists. She anchors the ABC's flagship current affairs program 7.30 and has won two Walkley awards for reporting. She also co-hosts a popular culture podcast called Chat 10, Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb. She is the author of Detainee 002 and On Doubt.
Richard Fidler (Australian)
Richard Fidler is the author of Ghost Empire, and the co-author of Saga Land with Kári Gíslason, which tells the story of their journey into the sagas of Iceland: the true stories of the first Viking families who settled there in the Middle Ages. Richard is the presenter of Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation, and is the most popular podcast in Australia.
Julia Zemiro (Australian)
French born-Australian, Julia Zemiro is best known for her work as host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz. Julia’s theatre, film and television work spans all genres from drama to comedy, improvisation to hosting. Julia hosts her own show, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for the ABC, now in its sixth series. Recently she completed filming the Australian comedy feature film, The BBQ.
Annabel Crabb (Australian)
Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is a writer and broadcaster for the ABC, writes a weekly opinion column for Fairfax, is the author of the bestselling book The Wife Drought and is a sought-after speaker and presenter. As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country. She broadcasts a top-rating podcast (Chat 10 Looks 3) with friend and colleague Leigh Sales and her latest book is Special Delivery, a cookbook with Wendy Sharpe.