Since publishing his Walkley Award–winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country, Stan Grant has been travelling across Australia, talking to huge crowds about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But he knows this is not where the story ends. Stan returns to the Festival to discuss his much-anticipated follow-up, Australia Day, in conversation with George Megalogenis. This is an extraordinarily powerful and personal book about reconciliation, the Indigenous struggle for belonging, and what it means to be Australian.
Supported by the University of Sydney.
Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned.
Stan Grant (Australian)
Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man. He has worked for the ABC, SBS, CNN, the Seven Network and SKY News. Stan published his bestselling memoir Talking to My Country and won a Walkley Award for his coverage of indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council for Indigenous recognition. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community, and Australia Day is his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country.
George Megalogenis (Australian)
George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with more than three decades' experience in the media. His book The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George is also the author of Australia’s Second Chance, Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal, The Longest Decade and Faultlines. His latest book is The Football Solution.