The Fog of War


Mark Willacy + Anthony Cooper + Andrew Quilty

slq The Studio

Main Festival

BWF092

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy is the author of the book Rogue Forces, which exposed alleged war crimes by the Australian SAS in Afghanistan. Rogue Forces won the 2022 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. A former ABC Middle East and North Asia correspondent, Mark has reported for the ABC in more than 30 countries. He's a seven-time Walkley Award winner, and has been awarded Australia's highest honour in journalism — the Gold Walkley — for exposing an alleged war crime caught on camera. He's twice been named Queensland Journalist of the Year and in 2019 he won a Logie Award with Four Corners for his story on the Thai cave rescue. Mark has written three books.

Anthony Cooper

Anthony Cooper

Author of best-selling Darwin Spitfires (NewSouth 2011 and 2022) and Dispatch from Berlin, 1943 (NewSouth 2023), Dr. Anthony Cooper is a retired Brisbane school teacher. He has so far released seven books on aspects of Australian and Allied military history, published both in Australia and the UK, including HMAS Bataan, 1952, (NewSouth 2010), 'Kokoda Air Strikes' (NewSouth 2014), 'RAAF bombers over Germany, 1941-42' (Rosenberg, 2016), 'Paddy Finucane and the legend of the Kenley Wing' (Fonthill 2016), and 'Sub Hunters' (Fonthill 2020). 

Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty

Andrew Quilty is the recipient of nine Walkley Awards, including the Gold Walkley, for his work on Afghanistan, where he has been based since 2013. He has also received the George Polk Award, the World Press Photo Award and the Overseas Press Club of America award for his investigation into massacres committed by a CIA-backed Afghan militia. August in Kabul is his first book. His second book, This is Afghanistan, will be published in late 2023.



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