Conference session videos

Select conference sessions videos will be available from Monday, July 6.


A very special live recording of The First Time podcast with author and host Kate Mildenhall and extra special guest. Exact date TBC.

Exclusively and for the first time join Craig Silvey and (super fan!) Chris Gordon from Readings Carlton in a delightful and wide-ranging conversation about his long-awaited upcoming novel Honeybee.

ABA CEO Robbie Egan in conversation with Meryl Halls, Managing Director of the Booksellers Association UK and Ireland and Nic Bottomley, owner of Mr B’s Emporium in Bath and Executive Chair of the BA Board of Management. 

Exclusively and for the first time join Sofie Laguna and Simon McDonald from Potts Point Bookshop in a revealing and passionate conversation about her highly anticipated new novel Infinite Splendours.

Together Ben Ball Scribner Publishing Director and author Malcolm Knox explore free speech and the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the COVID lockdown. 

Australia Ballet's artistic director and former principal dancer David McAllister speaking about his remarkable upcoming autobiography Soar: A Life Set Free.

In this action-packed session, Fiona Killackey, small business guru and author of Passion Purpose Profit shares five ways you can improve your small business THIS (COVID!) WEEK.


The delightfully infectious award-winning Text author Claire Christian gives us an insight into her writing process and the personal drivers for her upcoming new novel It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake, her first title for adults.

Nielsen Australia's territory manager, Bianca Whiteley presents a snapshot of overseas and local consumer trends in a pre and post COVID context.

Robert Watkins, Head of Literary at Hachette Australia, in a delightfully honest and downright charming chat with three winners of prizes for unpublished manuscripts; Sam ColeyVictoria Hannan and Nardi Simpson about their extraordinary 2020 debut novels.