The journey that led Ronson to writing The Psychopath Test began after he met a leading neurologist mystified by a puzzling book she’d been sent. While solving this mystery, Ronson met the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard ‘psychopath test’ and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths.
Jon Ronson will be in conversation with Sam Pang.
Jon Ronson is an award-winning non-fiction writer and documentary maker. He is the author of four bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. His latest book is the short story Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, has been directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.
Sam Pang is a writer, presenter and broadcaster. His television credits include the hugely popular Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever and SBS’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest.