Join ABC Radio Sydney’s Richard Glover for a special Festival broadcast of Thank God It’s Friday! live from Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. Bringing you all the fun and unpredictability of TGIF, Richard is joined by a star-studded line up featuring actor Colin Buchanan, ABC Sydney’s breakfast presenter Wendy Harmer, comedian Tommy Dean and music by Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham. At 6pm, Richard interviews author Clare Wright and host of The Drum Julia Baird.
Supported by the City of Parramatta.
Richard Glover (Australian)
Richard Glover’s most recent book is The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia. Richard is also author of Flesh Wounds, described as a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered. He writes regularly for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Washington Post, and presents the comedy show Thank God It’s Friday! on ABC local radio.
Julia Baird (Australian)
Julia Baird is an award-winning journalist, historian, columnist and bestselling author. She has hosted The Drum on ABCTV since 2014. She has been a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard and senior editor of Newsweek in New York. Her biography of Queen Victoria was one of The New York Times’ top ten books of 2016. Her latest book, Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder and the Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark, will be published in the US, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in May 2021.
Clare Wright (Australian)
Professor Clare Wright OAM is an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator. Clare is currently a Principal Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow at La Trobe University. She is the author of four works of history, including the best-selling The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (winner of the 2014 Stella Prize) and You Daughters of Freedom. Clare’s essays, op-eds and reviews have appeared widely and her academic articles have been published in leading international and national scholarly journals. In 2020, Clare was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for “services to literature and to historical research”.