Recent Events Presented By
The Friends of Balmain Library


Andrew Andersons, Architect

FOBL is delighted to announce that on 27th April Andrew Andersons AO, the renowned architect who designed and led both the 1972 and 1988 extensions to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, will come to talk to us about the Sydney Modern.

This is a huge project involving the expansion of the New South Wales Art Gallery to be completed in 2021. It is a project that has attracted national attention, and no doubt FOBL members will be keen to hear more about it from such an authoritative source

Susan Wyndham, Former Literary Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

We are delighted to present The Last Literary Editor, a talk by Susan Wyndham.

Susan Wyndham was literary editor of the Sydney Morning Herald in 1996 - 1999 and 2008 - 2017.

In her career as a journalist she has also been a news reporter, feature writer, editor of Good Weekend magazine, New York correspondent for The Australian, and deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of Life in His Hands: the true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist (Picador, 2009) editor of My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent (Allen & Unwin, 2013) and contributor to several other books.

Susan has also contributed essays to two more recent books Rebellious Daughters edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman (Ventura, 2016) and Unbreakable, edited by Jan Caro (UQ, 2017).

She is now a freelance journalist, book reviewer, moderator at literary events, and working at another book.

Susan Wyndham’s essay titled The Last Editor will appear on the December 2017 issue of Meanjin.

We are thrilled and excited to have the chance to hear Susan talk about her experience and share her thoughts with us all.

Kate McClymont, Investigative Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald

Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist currently reporting for the Sydney Morning Herald. In the late 1980s, McClymont worked for two years as a junior reporter on Four Corners. In 2002, she won a Gold Walkley, an investigative journalism award, with Anne Davies for coverage of a rugby league salary cap scandal associated with the Canterbury Bulldogs. She presented the 2014 Andrew Olle Media Lecture. She is the co-author, with Linton Besser, of He who must be Obeid, an unauthorised biography of former NSW Minister Eddie Obeid.

Kate's talk to FOBL tonight is entitled The Bold, The Belligerent and the Bagmen.

Intrigued? Come and do some investigating yourself and join us for a fascinating evening