In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Canberra insider Niki Savva offers insight into how and why Liberal leader Scott Morrison won an “unwinnable” election after the bungled coup that overthrew Malcolm Turnbull. Plots and Prayers has been hailed by The Weekend Australian as “a forensic and gripping account [that] moves at the velocity of an express train without brakes”. David Marr speaks with Niki about the Shakespearean saga of betrayal, conspiracy, miscalculation, hubris and conflicting loyalties.

Niki Savva (Australian)

Niki Savva

Niki Savva is a journalist, author and political commentator. She has written a memoir, So Greek, and two bestselling books on historic events in Australian politics. The Road to Ruin chronicles the removal of Tony Abbott as prime minister, and Plots and Prayers details the bungled coup that overthrew Malcolm Turnbull. Niki has written a weekly column on federal politics for The Australian for 10 years, and has appeared regularly on the ABC's Insiders for almost a decade.

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 10 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 most recent book is My Country, an anthology of essays.