The Way Things Should Be

Bridie Jabour In Conversation with Lexi Sekuless

Sunday 26 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Drawing Room
University House, ANU

Journalist Bridie Jabour’s debut novel is warm and funny as it explores the conflicting joys and disappointments of millennials. It explores the complex relationships between parents and adult children in a way that is all too real. Acclaimed actor, Lexi Sekuless will unpack the relationships, the weddings and our expectations with Bridie – guaranteed to be entertaining.

Bridie Jabouris a writer who has worked as a journalist for News Corp, Fairfax and Guardian Australia Bridie has written commentary on inequality, feminism and pop culture. She appears regularly on the ABC, Sky News, Triple J and ABC radio Sydney and is co-host of the podcast Behind the Lines. Bridie is assistant news editor at Guardian Australia where she has reported on social affairs, politics and regional issues. She has worked in the Canberra press gallery and was a reporter for Brisbane Times after starting her career at the Gold Coast Bulletin in Queensland. She has been nominated for New South Wales and Queensland media awards for her coverage of the Lindt Cafe Siege and Queensland state politics. She has hosted live shows for The Guardian and appeared on panels at various writers' festivals as a moderator and contributor. Born in Grafton, NSW, Bridie now lives in Sydney.  The Way Things Should Be  is her first novel.

Lexi Sekuless graduated from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama from their Bachelor of Acting program with first class honours. During her time she learnt acting craft and technique from some of the UK’s top tutors. Her career highlight was performing at the Globe as ‘Lady Anne’ in Richard III for the 2013 Wanamaker Festival. Her Australian performances include ‘Marianne’ in Constellations, ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing, 'Raina' in Arms and the Man and ‘Miss Cannon’ in the upcoming series of Rake. Lexi also appears as Sara, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, in season 2 of the Foxtel/Netflix series Secret City.