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Code: 41  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir
Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Joe McGinniss, Michael Hastings, Nick Bryant (facilitator)
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How does it feel to stop America’s most infamous woman from running for President? Or to cause the resignation of the commander of US forces in Afghanistan? Joe McGinniss, biographer of Sarah Palin, and Michael Hastings, who chronicled the story of General Stanley McChrystal talk to Nick Bryant.

Change from printed program: Change from the printed program: Michael Hastings has cancelled his appearance at Sydney Writers' Festival. This event is cancelled. Sydney Writers’ Festival deeply regrets the inconvenience this causes our audience, supporters and friends.

Joe McGinniss (International)

Joe McGinniss is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 books on topics ranging from crime and politics to horse-racing and football. He has worked as an investigative journalist for over 40 years and has spent time living in Alaska, at one stage living next door to the Palins. The Rogue is destined to become Joe’s crowning achievement.

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Michael Hastings (International)

Michael Hastings is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. From 2002 to 2008 he was a journalist for Newsweek magazine, famous for his Iraq War coverage. In 2010, Rolling Stone published “The Runaway General", Hastings's profile of General Stanley McChrystal, then commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force directing the war in Afghanistan. The article resulted in McChrystal being relieved of duty. The Operators now tells the full, explosive story of a decade-long war and the egos that run it.

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Nick Bryant (Australian)

Nick Bryant was born in Bristol and works in Australia for the BBC as one of its most trusted and senior foreign correspondents. He is a regular contributor to several Australian magazines and newspapers, including The Australian, The Spectator, The Monthly and The Australian Literary Review. Nick studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in American politics from Oxford. He lives in Sydney with his wife and son.

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