He’s the respected ABC journalist who confirmed, earlier this year that his tenure as host of the controversial and popular Q&A was coming to an end.
But before he packs his bags and heads to China, Tony Jones will be heading to our part of the world.
Tony will be in town discuss his new novel – the gripping political thriller In Darkness Visible – in conversation with Newcastle Writers’ Festival director Rosemarie Milsom.
Rosemarie will also interview Tony on his extraordinary media career, which includes stints as a Four Corners journalist, host of Lateline, as well as blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
Tony also has won three Walkley Awards for his reporting and covered war crimes in Bosnia, the collapse of communism in Russia, the fall of Kabul to the Mujahideen, the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the first US-led invasion of Iraq.
“The Newcastle Writers Festival is thrilled that Tony will visit Newcastle before moving to China in the new year,” Rosemarie said.
“He is a consummate interviewer and it will be interesting to be the one asking him the questions. And the audience will have an opportunity to do so as well.
Tony is a brilliant storyteller and I’m looking forward to talking to him about his compelling new book. “
In 2017, he published his debut novel The Twentieth Man to critical acclaim. Two key characters, Marin Katich and freelance journalist Anna Rosen, reappear in In Darkness Visible and this time around, the action takes place in Croatia, The Hague, Bosnia and Sydney.
An Evening With Tony Jones will be on at the Civic Playhouse on Friday 8 November from 7.30pm.
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