David Marr

David Marr

David Marr is a multi award winning journalist, author and commentator. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Monthly, and Guardian Australia. He is an alumnus of the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Arts and Law Degree.

David will be taking part in the following events:

Turning a Blind Eye
Friday, May 23 2014
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Event type: Panel

David Marr, Michaela McGuire and Joanne McCarthy explore the curious gap between ethics and the law and why some institutions are above it. David is the multi-award-winning author of The Prince, investigating Cardinal Pell’s role in the child sex abuse scandal that rocked the Australian Catholic Church, and Joanne is the Walkley Award-winning journalist whose stories prompted a royal commission. Michaela’s book Last Bets explores the relationship between morals and the law in the world of gambling. They speak to Monica Attard.

Appearing with: Joanne McCarthy, Michaela McGuire, Monica Attard (facilitator)

Free, no bookings.
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Christos Tsiolkas speaks to David Marr
Saturday, May 24 2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Event type: Conversation

Tender, brutal and blazingly brilliant, the new novel from Christos Tsiolkas, the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap, takes an unflinching look at modern Australia – at our hopes and dreams, our friendships and our families – and asks what it means to be a good person, and what it takes to become one. Christos talks to David Marr about his biting and provocative novel Barracuda.

Appearing with: Christos Tsiolkas

Ticketed: $20/$14
Bookings here
Or call (02) 9250 1988

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Mike Carlton: First Victory
Sunday, May 25 2014
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Event type: Conversation

In the opening months of the First World War, the German raiding ship Emden wrought havoc on the maritime trade of the British Empire, capturing and sinking many ships. In 1914, the newborn Royal Australian Navy sent the HMAS Sydney into battle. First Victory is Mike Carlton’s enlightening history of this event, told in dynamic style and from a uniquely Australian perspective. Mike talks to David Marr about the bloody battle that remains to this day a celebrated epic of naval warfare. This truly fascinating story is rich and engaging.

Appearing: Mike Carlton, David Marr (facilitator)

Free, no bookings

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Unauthorised Biography
Sunday, May 25 2014
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Event type: Panel

When you write a biography of a high-profile figure, how important is it to have their approval? David Marr, Paul Barry and Andrew Burrell have tackled some of the biggest names in Australia: Tony Abbott, George Pell, Patrick White, Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer and Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest. Come behind the scenes as they chat with Helen O’Neill about the processes and challenges they faced.

Appearing: David Marr, Paul Barry, Andrew Burrell, Helen O’Neill (facilitator)


Ticketed: $20/$14
Bookings here
Or call (02) 9250 1988

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