A Perfect Marriage

Alison Booth In Conversation with Simon Troeth

Sunday 26 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Senate Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

A novel for the ages. In this cleverly constructed and confronting book, the best-selling author Alison Booth tackles the issue of domestic violence head-on, infusing her characters with all the flaws and frailties of a real-life drama. In conversation with Canberra Writers Festival board member Simon Troeth.

Alison Booth was born in Melbourne and brought up in Sydney, and spent over two decades studying, living and working in the UK before returning to Australia in 2002. Married with two grown up daughters, she’s a professor at the Australian National University, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and the recipient in 2017 of the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia. Alison has previously published three novels, Stillwater Creek (Highly Commended in the ACT Book of the Year Award), The Indigo Sky, and A Distant Land. A Perfect Marriage is her fourth and latest work.

Simon Troeth is a highly experienced and effective communicator, leader and advocate with almost 30 years of experience across a broad range of fields including the public service, politics, journalism, public relations and government relations. Simon has excellent knowledge of the political and policy process, credibility with media, experience in developing and communicating complex policies, the ability to talk directly and powerfully to decision-makers and the drive and tenacity to achieve desired outcomes. He is the Secretary and Public Officer of the Canberra Writers Festival board.