at The Edge, State Library of Queensland

20 Questions: Brisbane

If you had to choose, would you prefer non-fiction or fiction? Would you rather outlive your partner or be outlived? And which is worse: war or famine? Drowning at sea or indefinite detention?

The Wheeler Centre is bringing our unique social experiment, 20 Questions, to the Brisbane Writers Festival. Vote in our referendum of 20 divisive social questions and then join chair Rebecca Levingston, Jennifer Byrne, Matthew Condon, Caroline Overington and Nick Earls for an old-fashioned election party to analyse the results and celebrate democracy in action.

Not in Brisbane, or missed out on tickets? Keep an eye on proceedings with the live video stream.

Presented in partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival.


Portrait of Rebecca Levingston

Rebecca Levingston

Rebecca Levingston is presenter of the Drive program on 612 ABC Brisbane.

Portrait of Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is the associate editor of the Australian Women’s Weekly.

Portrait of Nick Earls

Nick Earls

Nick Earls writes long, short and medium-sized fiction, including thirteen novels and numerous shorter works, as well as works for children. His most recent novel, Analogue Men, was published by Random House Australia in July 2014. His novella series, Wisdom Tree, will be published worldwide, one novella per month, from May to September 2016.

Portrait of Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television.

Having done her cadetship at the Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday programme and spent some 12 years traveling the world for 60 Minutes and as anchor for Foreign Correspondent. She was publishing director of Reed Books, morning presenter on ABC radio, won national awards as interviewer and columnist for the Bulletin and, in May 2006, returned to TV to create the country’s first televised Book Club, which ran on the ABC for 11 years until December 2019.

Portrait of Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon is an award-winning writer and journalist.


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