A Matter of Principle

A Matter of Principle : New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable

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In A Matter of Principle, Jana Wendt, one of Australia's most experienced interviewers, connects with remarkable men and women from the worlds of politics, entertainment, society, art, cinema, sport and architecture. Former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, feminist Camille Paglia, screen siren Charlotte Rampling, 'starchitect' Frank Gehry, former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer, Muslim rebel Wafa Sultan, war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte and, in Australia, entertainer Rove McManus, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty, Olympic swimming champion Shane Gould, writer David Malouf, art critic Robert Hughes and photographer Bill Henson talk to Wendt about where their values lie. Thought-provoking and engagingly revealing, Wendt shows that a life well led is A Matter of Principle.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 13 X b&w photographs (one at start of each interview)
  • 0522855253
  • 9780522855258
  • 1,456,159

Review quote

"'Wendt is well known as one of Australia's most experienced interviewers and in this book, she confirms why. An easy, inspiring and entertaining read.' Northern Star, 3/11/2007"show more

About Jana Wendt

Jana Wendt's career in television spanned nearly thirty years, in association with programs such as Sunday, 60 Minutes and A Current Affair. In 2005-06 she wrote The Bulletin magazine's 'Lunch with ...' column.show more

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