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Tom Dusevic - Whole Wild World

"A joy on every page. Beautifully written, vibrant and true"

Suburban Sydney in the 1970s is an adventure playground, especially for a busybody, free-range kid with energy, big appetites and ungodly urges. In such open space, backyards are arenas for daydreaming and free play, scars are marks of wisdom and school is an obstacle course between pleasure and pain.

Tom Dusevic is a veteran journalist and freshly minted author. Over the past three decades he has worked as a reporter and senior editor at The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Good Weekend and TIME, mainly writing about politics, the economy, social issues and diplomacy.

Whole Wild World, Tom's first book, is a sensory tale of a glorious time to grow up in Australia. Composed by a visceral writer whose epiphanies are as startling as they are hilarious: from rowdy street protests and footy crowds, to the serenity of the Roselands Raindrop Fountain and storm-water canals. From the fevered set of a TV quiz show to the disco floor, Dusevic launches himself into the whole, wild world.

Join Tom for a reflective Sunday Salon in conversation with Katharine Murphy, Guardian Australia's deputy political editor.

TICKETS: $10 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)