Annabel Crabb enlists a trio of Festival favourites for a literary reworking of the game ‘Two Truths and a Lie’. ABC presenter and Crabb’s Chat 10, Looks 3 podcast co-host Leigh Sales, author and screenwriter Benjamin Law and Wheeler Centre Director Michael Williams will come prepared to talk about three books they hold close to their bookish hearts, before the guessing begins as to which one they’re fibbing about. Hear from four of our most well-read literary citizens about the books they’ve felt compelled to lie about having read in their lifetimes.

Supported by ARA.

Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned. 

Leigh Sales (Australian)

Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is one of Australia's most respected journalists and anchors the ABC's flagship current affairs program 7.30. She is the author of three books, the latest of which is Any Ordinary Day. Leigh also co-hosts a popular culture podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10, Looks 3.

Michael Williams (Australian)

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. A sometime Radio National presenter, he remains a regular guest on ABC Radio and TV. Michael has also worked in publishing and as a presenter for Melbourne’s 3RRR (on Breakfasters), as a member of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and elsewhere.

Benjamin Law (Australian)

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. The Family Law is also an award-winning TV series for SBS which Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons.

Annabel Crabb (Australian)

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is a writer and presenter for the ABC. She's also a keen amateur podcaster and co-hosts the inexplicably popular Chat 10, Looks 3 podcast with her colleague Leigh Sales, who lends credibility to the exercise. Annabel has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and TV as a political journalist and won a Walkley award for Stop At Nothing: The Life And Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull. She published a bestselling book about gender and work, The Wife Drought, in 2014 and has published two cookbooks with childhood friend Wendy Sharpe, the latest of which is Special Guest.