Annabel Crabb, Melbourne Comedy Festival show

Winner Best Events Weekly Event 2023 Adelaide Fringe

In a half-century, Annabel Crabb has been a farm hand, cookbook author, political correspondent, podcaster, mother, defendant and intruder in political kitchens. In her show she fires off 50 things she's learned over 50 years, from a farm upbringing (#8: Don't Get A Rabbit) to kitchen tips (#28: A Life Changing Way To Store Spices) to life around politics (#23: When Dressing For Lunch At Clive Palmer's House, Choose Something Non-Flammable) all the way through to ageing and dealing with grief. Lessons range from broad (#13: Life's Too Short To Work For Dickheads) to extremely specific (#22: If You're Doing An Event With Hillary Clinton, Do Not Drink The Glass Of Hot Water Covered With A Fancy Doily That Is Placed Carefully Backstage. It is For Hillary Clinton And Not For You).

Hilarious, pacey, thought-provoking and, as Leigh Sales says, "Who the hell would go to see that?"



New book from bestselling author and journalist Dr Julia Baird

Julie Baird, author of the Best Selling book Phosphorescence and CSi exclusive speaker publishes her new book Bright Shining, a beautiful and timely exploration of that most mysterious but necessary of human qualities: grace

Julia Baird is a Sydney-based author and journalist. She co-hosts The Drum on ABC TV and writes columns for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Harper's Bazaar. She is a former senior editor of Newsweek in New York, Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and op-ed contributor for the New York Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer. Her first book, Media Tarts, was based on her PhD in History about the portrayal of female politicians. Victoria, her biography of Queen Victoria , was published to critical acclaim and was one of the New York Times' top ten books of 2016. Her third book, Phosphorescence, was a multi-award-winning international bestseller.



Leigh Sales latest book ...

Leigh Sales is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having anchored the ABC's flagship 7.30 program for twelve years. She has been a foreign correspondent, hosted Lateline and anchored numerous elections for the ABC. In this book, she turns her interviewing skills onto her own profession, those usually asking the questions: the journalists.

A fascinating insight into a vital and much-misunderstood profession, Storytellers is a book for anyone who has ever wanted to be a journalist, or even just wondered how the news gets made.