The definitive collection of David Marr’s writing, My Country, confirms his place as one of Australia’s most unflinching reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. Fixing his forensic gaze on an eclectic range of topics – from the 1978 Mardi Gras police bashings to Patrick White, Pauline Hanson and Cardinal George Pell – David elevates reportage and commentary into an art form. The perennial Festival favourite speaks with opinion editor at Guardian Australia Bridie Jabour about his storied career.

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David Marr (Australian)

David Marr

David Marr is a journalist and broadcaster who now writes for Guardian Australia. He’s published a couple of biographies and a number of books about politics, censorship and immigration. Over the last ten years he has written a number of Quarterly Essays. His latest is The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race. He previously presented Media Watch and appears regularly on Insiders and The Drum. His latest book is My Country, an anthology of essays.

Bridie Jabour (Australian)

Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour is opinion editor at Guardian Australia where she has covered politics, social issues and regional Australia. She is the author of the novel The Way Things Should Be.