SlowTV - D-Day. Antony Beevor - - Antony Beevor - Lindsay Tanner - Part 1 | Part 2Â Internationally acclaimed historian Antony Beevor talks at the Melbourne Writers Festival about his vivid and engaging opus, D-Day: The Battle For Normandy, the latest of his books to top bestseller lists. The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known.
British historian Antony Beevor describes World War II as a ‘truly global war’; one that stretched from the icy North Atlantic to the South Pacific. In this event at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival, he discusses his recent history, The Second World War, a moving and very human account of this tragic period. Far from simply painting a vast picture of the military strategies of nations in conflict, Beevor uses the words of eye-witnesses, from reports and letters, drawing a devastating account of the worst of human nature and the suffering it can inflict.
Antony Beevor, historian and author of numerous works, most recently The Second World War (2012).
In conversation with Professor Bruce Scates at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival.
In this fascinating Meanland lecture at Melbourne Writers Festival, Cory Doctorow explains how the digital world is shaped by corporations enforcing digital rights management regimes.
So while the internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, the new world emerging is not necessarily one that’s better for artistic creators. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils - and the opportunities for writers - of this brave new world.
Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
This talk is presented by Meanland (a collaboration between Meanjin, Overland and if:book), The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival, RMIT Capitol Theatre, Sept 2010
At the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Robert Forster (founding member of the Go-Betweens and music critic for The Monthly) talks to Toby Martin about his new book, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll. Forster talks about the difference for him between writing music and prose, tells some funny stories and performs three songs. New Theatre, Newtown, May 2010