Let Me Tell You A Story

Chloe Hooper In Conversation With Richard Fidler

4.00 PM – 5.00 PM
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

When Chloe Hooper’s partner is diagnosed with a rare illness, she must find a way to tell their two young sons. By instinct, she turns to the bookshelf. Can the news be broken as a bedtime tale? A vital conversation exploring how we teach and talk about grief and resilience.



Chloe’s most recent book is the bestselling The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire. Her 2008 book The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two other acclaimed novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement.



Richard Fidler is the author of the bestselling Ghost Empire and co-writer with Kári Gíslason of the bestselling Saga Land, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Richard is best known as the presenter of Australia’s most popular podcast, the ABC’s Conversations. In another life, Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars. His latest book, The Golden Maze, is a biography of Prague.