Name:  Shelley Gare

Bio: Editor, columnist, author of The Triumph of Airheads and founding editor of The Australian’s Review of Books .

Trouble: the art of sticking your head above the parapet – 3rd August 2010

Chasing Ishmael – Truth, racism, blockbuster publishing and the US media – 15th April 2008

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.20 No.2 in 2008 (pages 117-132)

Triumph of the Airheads – Retreat from Commonsense – 29th November 2006

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.19 No.1 in 2007 (pages 202-215)