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Writers Live - Peter Greste introduces The First Casualty

Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEDT)

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You are invited to meet Peter Greste when he introduces his new book The First Casualty.

Prior to arriving in Cairo in December 2013, Peter Greste had spent over two decades reporting from some of the world's volatile hotspots including Afghanistan (before and after 9/11), Kenya, Serbia, Somalia and South America. In Egypt on short-term assignment Greste and his colleagues from Al Jazeera's English Service expected no more than the usual degree of risk associated with covering a local political crisis. Until that is, they were suddenly arrested.

Charged with offences related to 'terrorism', allegations they consistently denied, Greste and his colleagues were imprisoned. The subsequent trial, then retrial, and final sentencing generated global headlines. On the 400th day of incarceration, after appeals by Barak Obama and Tony Abbott, Peter Greste was freed. Eight months later his colleagues were also released.

Part memoir, part historyThe First Casualty is a thought-provoking new book by one of Australia's finest foreign correspondents. Alongside the story of his journey through the Egyptian justice system, Greste includes accounts of the key moments in the War on Terror and sets his experience in historical context: as an example of the rise of extreme assualts on media freedon that has led to horrific murders of friends and colleagues.

Have questions about Writers Live - Peter Greste introduces The First Casualty? Contact Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

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Berkelouw Books
12-14 Park St
Mona Vale, NSW 2103

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEDT)

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Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

Berkelouw Books opened in Mona Vale in 2007. We have a spacious, light-filled store where you can discover a wide range of books and gifts for adults and children. Our staff are experienced booklovers who have the best bookselling technology at their fingertips to ensure they can satisfy your reading needs. We are a community based bookstore. We host bookclubs for readers of literature, crime and for kids who just love to read. We also host Writers Live events where readers can meet authors, talk about books and find out how good (and how hard) it is to be a writer. We also offer occasional workshops in areas that we believe are important to our customers.

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