If you missed it, you can catch up on this recording or you can listen to this podcast.

at The Wheeler Centre

Griffith Review Lecture - Rebel, Public Nuisance and Dreamer: Julian Assange Standing Alone

The celebrated quarterly literary journal returns, with the proud launch of Griffith REVIEW 32: Wicked Problems, Exquisite Solutions. UK journalist Barbara Gunnell outlines the arguments from her lead essay, exploring ‘Whistleblowers, Wikileaks and Journalism’.

Barbara will be in conversation with Margaret Simons.


Portrait of Barbara Gunnell

Barbara Gunnell

Barbara Gunnell is a writer and editor based in London. From 1992 to 97 Barbara was assistant editor of the Independent on Sunday, comment editor of the Observer from 2002 to 2006 and associate editor of the New Statesman from 2006 until 2009.

Portrait of Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University. In 2015, she won the Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism. Her recent books include Six Square Metres, Self-Made Man: The Kerry Stokes Story, What's Next in Journalism?, Journalism at the Crossroads and Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs, co-written with former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser. The latter won both the Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2011. 

In addition to her academic work, Margaret regularly writes for the Saturday Paper, the Age, the Sydney Morning HeraldGriffith Review, the Monthly and other publications.


More about this venue, including large map, parking, public transport and accessibility.

Presented in partnership with