Award-winning investigative journalists Chris Masters and Nick McKenzie will visit Newcastle on Friday 28 July for a special Newcastle Writers Festival event to launch their respective books, which are centred on the shocking downfall of decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith.
On June 1, after a costly and lengthy defamation case launched by Ben Roberts-Smith against The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, a Federal Court judge found that investigations by the journalists were correct in their reporting that Roberts-Smith committed war crimes.
Chris Masters (Flawed Hero: Truth, Lies and War Crimes, Allen & Unwin) and Nick McKenzie (Crossing the Line: The Inside Story of Murder, Lies and a Fallen Hero, Hachette Australia) will speak to festival director and former journalist Rosemarie Milsom about their investigations, which began in the battlefields of Afghanistan and led to the frontlines of the Federal Court.
The event will be held from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at the University of Newcastle’s Conservatorium of Music. Tickets are $35 and are on sale from 9am, 28 June. Click the button below.
There will be a book signing following the event thanks to MacLean’s Booksellers.
This event is supported by the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences.BOOK TICKETS