Festival Program


Robert Manne: On Borrowed Time

Sun 2 Sep, 11.30am
Deakin Edge, Fed Square

On Borrowed Time is Robert Manne’s account of his recent brush with death via throat cancer. Hear one of Australia’s finest intellectuals discuss work with his wife, Anne Manne, who will share her experiences of how they survived together.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

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Anne Manne is a writer and social commentator who has been a regular columnist for The Australian and The Age. Her essays on contemporary life regularly appear in The Monthly magazine. She is the author of Motherhood: How Should We Care for Our Children, which was a finalist in the Walkley Award for Best Non-Fiction Book in 2006, and the Quarterly Essay Love and Money: The Family and the Free Market, published in 2008. Her latest book is So This is Life: Scenes from a Country Childhood, published by Melbourne University Press in 2009.

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