Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance
Polly Toynbee | David Marr
Is it possible to come from privilege whilst striving for a fierce socialist agenda? Polly Toynbee believes so. The prolific British Guardian journalist, commentator and broadcaster unpacks what it means to be privileged in Britain and Australia, and whether the deepening class divide can ever be transcended.
In an evening of conversation with Australian journalist David Marr, Polly will open up about her latest book, An Uneasy Inheritance, detailing how she still grapples with her charmed family history, and how she endeavours to dismantle the rigid class systems of Britain with her prolific writing.
This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and supported by Adelaide Writers’ Week.
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Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC's social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, The Independent and Radio Times and been an editor at The Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.
David Marr has written for Fairfax and the Guardian. He presented the ABC’s Media Watch for some years and appeared often on Q&A and Insiders. His many books include lives of Patrick White and Garfield Barwick. Among the half dozen Quarterly Essays he has written are The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell. Black Inc recently published My Country, stories, speeches and essays about the Australia he has been exploring over 45 years. His latest book is Killing for Country, a personal reckoning with Australia's frontier wars.