Presented by Kate Pearcy

Ed O’Loughlin was a foreign correspondent in Africa, reporting for many Australian newspapers, but he threw it all in to try his hand as a novelist.

His first book Not Untrue and Not Unkind is loosely based on his time reporting from Africa. Set in the 1990s, it looks at the relationships and rivalries among a group of western journalists and photographers covering conflict in the region.

The gamble paid off for Ed O’Loughlin because his debut novel was longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

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