Journalist Kerry O’Brien brings his memoir to Joondalup

486262p Kerry O'Brien - A Memoir
486262p Kerry O'Brien - A Memoir

KERRY O’Brien has interviewed the likes of Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher.

And now he is coming to Joondalup.

The Walkley Award-winning journalist has reflected on the social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.

But he starts his memoir by getting “the really big news out of the way up front”.

“I have never dyed my hair. And it’s not a wig. Welcome to the world of television, with pockets of depth, rare brilliant insight but always the threat of superficiality,” he wrote.

O’Brien has been speaking to Australia for more than 50 years and will be at the West Perth Football Club function centre from 6pm on November 9 for a Meet the Author event from Dymocks Joondalup and the City of Joondalup.

Copies of his memoir will be available to buy and have signed on the night.

Cost is $6 with refreshments provided.

Book at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4751.