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What Would Edith Do?
Code: 149  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Emily Maguire, Annabel Crabb, Cynthia Banham
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Many women find themselves quite taken with Edith Campbell Berry, the central figure in Frank Moorhouse’s grand League of Nations trilogy, for her intelligence and her savoir faire. They even see her as a bit of a role model (or whatever it was called back then). Annabel Crabb, Cynthia Banham and Emily Maguire talk about how a fictional character has had an impact on their lives.

Presented with the Writers Benevolent Fund.

Annabel Crabb (Australian)

Annabel Crabb is the ABC's chief online political writer. She has been a journalist for more than 12 years, covering national politics for 10. Annabel has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and television as a political commentator, and has been a regular on the ABC's Insiders program since its inception in 2001. She is interested in new platforms for political reporting, and has established a regular live Twittercast of parliamentary Question Time at the Twitter site @CrabbTwitsard, as well as regular commentary at @annabelcrabb.

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Cynthia Banham (Australian)

Cynthia Banham writes a regular column for The Sydney Morning Herald and is doing her PhD with the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. Her thesis is looking at the responses of liberal democracies to the use of torture after September 11. Cynthia has over a decade's experience as a senior journalist working in the Canberra Press Gallery covering foreign policy and defence issues. She has a masters of international affairs from the ANU and is also a lawyer.

Emily Maguire (Australian)

Emily Maguire is the author of three highly acclaimed novels and two non-fiction books. Her articles and essays on sex, feminism and literature have been widely published. She is the recipient of the 2007 Edna Ryan Award for her writing about women's issues and in 2010 was named as a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year.

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