James Button

James Button was a feature writer, deputy editor, and Europe correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. In 2009-2010, in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, he wrote speeches for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, detailed in his book Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business. He authored Comeback: The Fall and Rise of Geelong and co- authored Bhutan to Blacktown: Losing Everything and Finding Australia. James has won three Walkley awards and a Melbourne Press Club Quill award. He spent six years at the Grattan Institute and now works as a writer, speechwriter, and editor.


On Being Jewish

Michael Gawenda’s arresting memoir, My Life as a Jew, preceded October 7 yet eerily prophesied the difficult questions that confront Jews today, in terms of identity, place and time. Hear Gawenda as he cuts to the core of what it is to be a Jew, then and now, in a heartfelt, honest conversation with former...

Sunday August 18, 2024