Book Talk: Peace Crimes – Kieran Finnane
For three decades, journalist and author Kieran Finnane has written with depth and insight about life in Central Australia. Her latest book, Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent, situates Alice Springs — as host to the Pine Gap military base — in a global context, materially and morally, and weaves core events into a multi-faceted reflection on our responsibilities to one another and to country.
Join them at White Gums on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and just weeks since foreign forces announced their withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the subsequent Taliban take over for fascinating discussion about this important book. Kieran will be in conversation with Mparntwe/Alice Springs-based writer, social researcher, and media/arts producer, Lisa Stefanoff.
The talk will be followed by a violin performance by Jon Rose and a short walk on the White Gums property. If you would like to join the walk, please wear practical shoes and bring some water.
WHEN Sat 11 Sep
AT White Gums, Lot 4012 Bullen Road, White Gums NT
COST $15 | $12 conc/memb
White Gums is located just near Honeymoon Gap. Map available here.
Via Larapinta Drive: Approx 20km from town, turn left onto Bullen Road, drive through Honeymoon Gap, and the property will be on your left.
Via Ilparpa Road: Follow Ilparpa road for approximately 10km, the property will be on your right hand side, just before Honeymoon Gap.
Kieran Finnane is a Mparntwe Alice Springs-based writer. After studies in Sydney and Paris, and early employment in television, she found her true home in writing about the social and cultural life of Central Australia. A founding journalist of the Alice Springs News, she also contributes to national publications. Her books are Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia, UQP, 2016; and Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, national security and dissent, UQP, 2020.
Header image credit: ‘Pine Gap (A photograph of the Centre of Australia)’ by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Author image credit: Fiona Walsh