ABC legends Leigh Sales (Storytellers) and Lisa Millar (Muster Dogs) unpack the craft of turning real life events into narrative, drawing from their recent books and a combined 65 years in journalism.

ABOUT THE PANEL

LEIGH SALES
Leigh Sales AM is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the new presenter of Australian Story and the recent host of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Bill Gates. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister, as well as the late Bob Hawke, and has anchored the last three federal elections for the ABC. Leigh is the winner of three Walkley Awards, Australia’s highest journalism honour; the author of the books Detainee 002, On Doubt, Well Hello and the bestselling Any Ordinary Day; and the co-host of the popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb. In 2023, her service to journalism and the community was recognised with an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University.

LISA MILLAR
Lisa Millar is the co-host of ABC News Breakfast and a regular guest presenter on the ABC’s Back Roads program. She’s the voice of the smash hit show Muster Dogs. Lisa was an ABC foreign correspondent for 12 years in the US and Europe. She grew up in country Queensland. Her childhood in the small town of Kilkivan features in her best-selling memoir, Daring To Fly. Her book, Muster Dogs From Pups to Pros, was released in January.

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