In Praise of Andrew McGahan


John Birmingham + Andrew Stafford

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Panel

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John Birmingham

John Birmingham

John Birmingham has published lots of books. So many that he sort of loses track of them. He wrote features for magazines in a decade before publishing He Died With A Falafel In His Hand, working for Rolling Stone, Playboy and the Long Bay Prison News amongst others. He won the National Award For Non-Fiction with Leviathan: an unauthorised biography of Sydney. He started writing airport novels because they were more fun. His most recent series of books that improve with altitude are the Girl in Time novels.
Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford is a freelance journalist and the author of Pig City: From The Saints To Savage Garden, a musical and political history of Brisbane first published in 2004. Something To Believe In is his second book.

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The Honourable Matt Foley

The Honourable Matt Foley

Matt is a practising barrister and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland. From 1974-78 he was the social worker at the Aboriginal and Islander Legal Service in Brisbane, then lectured in social work at UQ before going to the Bar. In 1989 he was elected as Member for Yeronga in the Queensland Parliament where he served until 2004. He was Attorney General and Minister for the Arts in both the Goss and Beattie governments. His poetry has been published in anthologies of Queensland poetry, including “Place and Perspective” (Jacaranda Wiley 1983).


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