Kerry O'Brien in conversation with Barrie Cassidy – Byron Bay Writers Festival

Kerry O’Brien in conversation with Barrie Cassidy – Byron Bay Writers Festival

The Byron Bay Writers Festival presents Kerry O’Brien on Paul Keating – the visionary, reformer, true believer, rabble rouser and our most intriguing Prime Minister on Wednesday November 11. Building on the transcripts of the must-watch television event of 2013 ABC TV’s Keating: The Interviews O’Brien has gathered an enormous bank of new material for what is surely the most anticipated political book of the year. Keating is being billed as a “collaborative biography” and the nearest we will get to an autobiography or memoir by the former Treasurer and Prime Minister. Kerry O’Brien captures the hallmarks of the man -the nimble mind, the wit, the sweep of vision, the ruthlessness and the stubborn drive for power -as Keating explains the historic events, back room stoushes and moments of drama and pathos that the political world inevitably holds. Don’t miss Kerry O’Brien in conversation with Barrie Cassidy discussing Keating at the Byron Theatre. See online for more information.

The Byron Bay Writers Festival is Australia’s largest regional celebration of literature and ideas. Each year it presents more than 130 events and attracts individual attendances of around 60,000 in the renowned surrounds of idyllic Byron Bay. 2016 will mark the Festival’s 20th anniversary and the Festival will take place between 5-7 August.

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