The Year Everything Changed 2001

Phillipa McGuinness In Conversation with Malcolm Farr

Saturday 25 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Liangis Theatre
National Portrait Gallery

This is the story of a year and what it was like to live it. Seventeen years later Phillipa McGuinness reflects on the impact that these events still have on us politically, economically, technologically, socially and personally. Acclaimed author and publisher, Phillipa McGuinness discusses her analysis of these events and the effect on her life in conversation with political journalist and senior member of the press gallery, Malcolm Farr.

Phillipa McGuinness is the author of The Year Everything Changed-2001, published by Penguin Random House in 2018. She is executive publisher at NewSouth/UNSW Press, where she has published many award-winning books of history, politics, biography and narrative non-fiction. Her own work has been published in The Guardian, Meanjin and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Malcolm Farr is national political editor at, Australia's highest rating online news site. He has previously worked for the Sydney Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Brisbane Sun, Daily Mirror to name but a few and regularly appears on various radio and TV programs, such as the ABC's senior Sunday morning show Insiders. He was chairman of the Walkley Foundation board (custodian of the Walkley Awards for journalism) from 1999 to 2004 and was chief judge of the Walkley non-fiction book award 2005-2015.