Marion Halligan is one of Australia's most prolific authors. She was born and educated in Newcastle and worked as a school teacher and journalist before publishing her first short stories. She has been awarded the Age Book of the Year, the ACT Book of the Year (three times), the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, and the Geraldine Pascall Prize for critical writing. She has been shortlisted for the the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Nita B. Kibble Award. Halligan has also served as chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and in 2006 received an AM for service to literature. She lives in Canberra.
Appearing: Saturday 7pm, Tower Cinemas – What Women Want: A Discussion about Desire, with Anita Heiss and Lexxie Couper. $17