One of Australia’s best-loved writers, Peter FitzSimons brings us insights from new book, A Simpler Time. As one of six kids growing up on a farm near Sydney in the 1960s, he has different take on our modern world. First and foremost this is a tribute to family, a salute to generations past. They were times when praise was understated but love unstinting, when work was hard but people stood by each other in adversity.
Join us at the Wheeler Centre for this special event as the author of the best-selling history books Kokoda and Tobruk, shares his own family story with a dash of his characteristic humour and wit.
Interviewed by Angela Pippos.
Angela Pippos is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC.
Angela left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career with the ABC in Melbourne. She’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade.
Searching for a new challenge in 2007, Angela ventured where no woman has dared go – the testosterone-charged world of breakfast sports radio.
In 2017 Angela released her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport, and she produced two documentaries about the rise of women in Australian Rules football, League of Her Own (Seven Network) and Heroes (ABC).
Peter FitzSimons is a former Wallaby and journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.