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Michael Brissenden - The List

From the brutal battlegrounds of Afghanistan, to the western Sydney suburbs and the halls of power in Canberra, The List is a page-turning thriller and debut novel from veteran journalist Michael Brissenden.

Sidney Allen is part of the Australian Federal Police's K block, a unit doing whatever it takes in order to stop terrorist attacks on home soil. But when young Muslim men on the Terror Watchlist start turning up dead, Sid and his partner, Haifa, have to work out what's going on. Sectarian war? Drugs? Retribution? For Sid, there's nothing unclear about a bullet to the head and a severed hand. Someone is sending a message.

The List: where justice, revenge and the war on terror collide.

In conversation with Karen Middleton.

Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)

Please note that this event has a later than usual start time.


Michael Brissenden has worked for the ABC for more than thirty years. He began his career covering federal politics and has been a correspondent in Moscow, Brussels and Washington. Michael covered many of the biggest international stories of the 1990s and early 2000s from all corners of the globe. He was the political editor for the 7.30 Report in Canberra from 2003 to 2009, the ABC's Defence and National Security Correspondent and most recently he has worked as host of AM national radio program. A two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael has recently joined the ABC’S 4 Corners.

Karen Middleton is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent. She was previously chief political correspondent and Canberra bureau chief for SBS Television, and has worked in the press gallery since 1989, serving as its president for four years. She is the author of the biography, Albanese: Telling it Straight, and An Unwinnable War, on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan.

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