We recently enjoyed the company of Thomas Keneally, who introduced us to each of the decades covered in the latest volume of his Australians series, from the Flappers of the 1920s to Vietnam in the 1960s, and everything which shaped the nation in between. And now, we share this with you – have a listen:
If you want to hear Tom’s fascinating take on Australian history for yourself, this coming week you’ll find him in Brisbane at the Powerhouse on Friday evening, talking to Richard Fidler (or you can listen again on Conversations broadcast on December 2nd) and look out for him signing a few books in bookstores around the city.
Then on Saturday evening at Lennox Head, there should be a fascinating event with Tom in conversation with Bob Carr talking about Australia – pre, during and post Gough Whitlam. Similarly great discussion should be found in Byron Bay on Sunday, as Tom chats to Kerry O’Brien at a literary lunch.
On Monday Tom will be touring Melbourne bookshops , so look out for some signed books there, before an event at Reader’s Feast Bookstore at 18:30, while the following evening he’ll be in conversation at the Wheeler Centre.
If you can’t make it to any of these events, here’s Tom talking to Caroline Baum for Booktopia about his love of Australian history and the latest offering in his acclaimed Australians series, as well as how his investigations into Australia’s past feeds into his fictional writing.