In a meeting of journalistic minds, legendary reporters Stan Grant and Kerry O’Brien come together for an intimate and wide-ranging conversation on the state of the world. Stan’s new book, With the Falling of the Dusk, investigates why the planet is being pushed to crisis and how we might avert it. Kerry draws on his 50-year career as both a news presenter and foreign correspondent covering national and global affairs. Together, they reflect on the big questions and our shared future.
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Stan Grant (Australian)
Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and Sky News Australia. From 2001 to 2012, he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his bestselling book Talking to My Country, which won the Walkley Book Award, and he also won a Walkley Award for his coverage of Indigenous affairs. In 2016, he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Chair of Indigenous/Australian Belonging at Charles Sturt University and International Affairs Analyst at the ABC. Stan’s newest book is With the Falling of the Dusk.
Kerry O’Brien (Australian)
Kerry O'Brien is a journalist and author best known for his 33 years at the ABC, including 15 years as the editor and anchor of The 7.30 Report, six years as the inaugural anchor of Lateline and five years as the anchor of Four Corners. His four-part ABC interview series with former prime minister Paul Keating was critically acclaimed and expanded into a bestselling book. His latest book, a memoir, is an intimate and groundbreaking account of the big milestone moments of the post-war era.