Waleed Aly, Christos Tsiolkas & George Megalogenis on football
Melbourne Athenaeum, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
What do Waleed Aly, Christos Tsiolkas and George Megalogenis all have in common? They’re all award-winning writers and sons of migrants, but what truly binds them together as Victorians is their passion for football.
The three authors will share the stage for the first time to launch Megalogenis’s new book, The Football Solution: How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia.
A sport unlike any other in the world, football has always been Australia’s bellwether. But at a time when politics is increasingly conducted like sports – full of one-eyed tribalism, captain’s calls and policy dictated by the Newspoll scoreboard – football is the one institution that’s more relevant than ever. In this characteristically entertaining story, Megalogenis reveals how football has been shaped by the nation that invented it and how the game we love, in turn, might help resolve Australia’s political impasse.
The panel will be chaired by broadcaster, journalist and the former editor of The Monthly, Sally Warhaft.
So don your beanie and scarves and come along for an evening of fascinating conversation.
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