In his new book, Depends What You Mean by Extremist, scallywag-turned-social-commentator John Safran plunges into the mad world of “Australian deplorables”. We spoke with him about dealing with conflict, combating racism with humour, and whether we’re all truly screwed.
For 10 days in June, Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival will celebrate, support and cajole the words out of the nation’s fledgeling wordsmiths. Here’s our pick of this year’s events, and the chance to score free tickets.
Love wine? Running With Bulls is hosting Meet Your Maker, a wine-tasting and degustation experience to school your taste buds. And you could attend – if you enter our competition.