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The Interpreters
Code: 21  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , History
Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Paul Ham, Caroline Moorehead, Anne Chisholm (facilitator)
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Both Paul Ham and Caroline Moorehead have produced extraordinarily well-researched books about key elements of World War II. To write them, they had to deal with the challenge of German and Japanese archives. They tell Anne Chisholm about the challenges of researching in another language.

Paul Ham (Australian)

Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Hiroshima Nagasaki and Kokoda, which was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-fiction. He also co-wrote and appeared in the ABC’s two-part documentary based on the Kokoda book. His second book, Vietnam: The Australian war, won the New South Wales Premier’s History Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s History Prize, the Walkley Award and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award. Paul will present an ABC documentary based on Vietnam to be screened in 2012.

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Caroline Moorehead (International)

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Well known for her work in human rights, she has published a history of the Red Cross and a book about refugees, Human Cargo. She has helped to set up a Legal Advice Centre for refugees in Cairo, where she has also started schools and a nursery. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009. Her most recent book is A Train in Winter.

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Anne Chisholm (International)

Anne Chisholm is a biographer who has worked in publishing and journalism in Britain, the United States and Australia. Her books include lives of Nancy Cunard and Rumer Godden and a biography of the press baron Lord Beaverbrook, written jointly with her husband Michael Davie, former editor of The Age. Anne has judged many literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize, reviews regularly for The Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement and is chair of the Royal Society of Literature in London.

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