In conversation with Roland Perry

War Stories

Roland Perry + Peter Cochrane

Cinema B, GoMA

History/War Stories



#About the event


Roland Perry

Roland Perry

Roland Perry has published 33 books; 28 non-fiction and five fiction and splits his time with family in Melbourne and Chiang Mai.

Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and novelist based in Sydney. He wrote the companion volume to the ABC TV series, Australians at War. He is best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year award. 

His second novel was published this year: The Making of Martin Sparrow (Penguin/Viking).

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


Ursula Cleary

Ursula Cleary

Ursula Cleary is a freelance screenwriter, researcher and script editor with a strong focus on adapting the stories of real people for the screen. Her screenwriting credits include the AACTA nominated feature film, Don’t Tell, released in 2017 and several episodes of the ABC drama series, The Time of Our Lives. In 2016 she was awarded a State Library of Queensland QANZAC 100 Fellowship to research the life and work of Annie Wheeler during the first world war, for a television series and novel. Ursula’s script editing and research credits include the Nine network’s telemovie, Beaconsfield and the ABC mini-series, Paper Giants – The Magazine Wars.

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