Our Bipartisan series places a gentle spotlight on how couples, friends and partners nourish both their passions and their relationship. Join novelist Karen Viggers and scientist David Lindenmayer as they reveal how work, creative output, family, politics and friendship work for them.
A love of conservation and backgrounds in science brought them together, and since then, they have a couple of children, a handful of novels and a slew of research projects between them. Just how do they balance everyone’s needs and schedules, and still find the time to carve out some spectacular family holidays?
Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival)
Karen Viggers is the author of three novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife and The Grass Castle. She writes contemporary fiction set in Australian landscapes, and her work explores connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, death, family, marriage and friendship. Karen's books have been translated into Italian, Norwegian, Slovenian and Spanish, and very successfully in France, selling more than 400,000 copies to date.
David Lindenmayer is an Australian scientist and academic and Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology at The Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society. His work on wildlife conservation and biodiversity has led world research and been recognised through numerous awards, including the Eureka Science Prize (twice), Whitley Award (seven times), the Serventy Medal for Ornithology and the Australian Natural History Medallion.