Page 15 of our interviews

Jared Diamond

by Readings

It’s nothing new for Readings to host an audience with a best-selling author, but it’s rare that we have the honour of hosting a certified genius. Jared Diamond’s career was kick-started with the receipt of a ten-year ‘genius grant’ in 1985, providing him with the impetus to write his first book, The Third Chimpanzee.

Since then, he has been dubbed ‘the rock star of the science world’, winning …

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Geraldine Brooks

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Australian success story Geraldine Brooks first hit the bestseller lists nearly 15 years ago with her first book Nine Parts of Desire, an intriguing exploration of the everyday lives and experiences of Arab women in the countries she covered as a foreign correspondent for ABC. Next came her autobiography, appropriately titled Foreign Correspondent. In 2002, Brooks caused a new literary sensation …

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Lee Stringer

by Martin Hughes

Lee Stringer was surreptitiously living in the office of the street newspaper he edited when he was offered his first publishing contract. He had been homeless and addicted to crack for the past 12 years. His first book, Grand Central Winter, a memoir of life on the streets, transformed him into a literary sensation - but more importantly, it provided the final impetus for him to break his drug a…

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