Liz Hayes Meet the Author

4 Dec 2023

Liz Hayes will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on her memoir I’m Liz Hayes. Liz has graced our television screens for more than four decades. Millions of Australians kicked off their weeks with Liz co-hosting Channel 9’s Today show, and now for over 25 years have settled into their Sunday nights to watch her investigative journalism on 60 Minutes.

From camping in grizzly bear territory to sipping tea with an Afghani warlord in an active warzone, Liz has almost seen it all. She has shared the stories of celebrities and movie stars, leaders and politicians, heroes and villains across the globe, but – after a lifetime of reporting on others – when tragedy struck her own family, Liz discovered that sometimes the hardest story to tell is your own.

Compelling and elegantly written, Liz’s long-awaited memoir takes us behind the cameras and back to when Beth Ryan, the dairy farmer’s daughter, became seasoned journalist Liz Hayes, and how life in the country gave way to ‘controlled’ crash-landings on US aircraft carriers.

Synonymous with her iconic 60 Minutes television introduction, I’m Liz Hayes, is a warm and authentic memoir about what’s possible, and what it can cost you, when you choose a life of adventure.

Alex Sloan AM has been a journalist for over 30 years, including as a long-time broadcaster with the ABC. Alex, who was named Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2017, is deputy chair of The Australia Institute, a director of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and deputy chair of The ACT Writers Centre. Alex is a regular conversationalist in the Meet the Author series.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase on the evening in the Cultural Centre foyer. Pre-event book signings will be available from 5.30pm, and available again after the event.


Registration is required for this event.

Accessible parking spaces are available around campus should you require them.

To help keep everyone safe, please ensure that you are familiar with, and follow, the advice from ACT Health regarding COVID-19.

If you do not feel well, please refrain from attending this event.

By registering for this event, you are accepting our privacy policy.

podcast will be made available after the event.

Symposium by University House Wine bar (Shop 13, 152 University Avenue, Acton, which is just next to the Kambri cultural centre) will now be open for dining after meet the author events. Food and wine details at No bookings necessary.

TEQSA Provider ID: PRV12002 (Australian University) | CRICOS Provider Code: 00120C

Similar Events