SKIN IN THE GAME

Ladies in Racing - - Millinery We Love -

By Sonya Voumard RRP $ 19.95 Avail­able from www.tran­sit­lounge.com.au

This is an in­ci­sive and hugely en­ter­tain­ing look into the world of jour­nal­ism, ex­plor­ing the plea­sure and pain of telling true sto­ries. The daugh­ter of a Eu­ro­pean refugee mother and a jour­nal­ist fa­ther, Sonya re­counts her pas­sion­ate but ques­tion­ing re­la­tion­ship with jour­nal­ism and the na­ture of the in­ter­view. There’s a dis­as­trous 1980 uni­ver­sity en­counter with He­len Garner which forms the seed for her fas­ci­na­tion with the dy­nam­ics of the in­ter­view and cul­mi­nates in her con­nect­ing again with Garner more than three decades later to work out what went so wrong. Through­out it all Sonya is a sharp­shooter, never afraid to hold a mir­ror up to her own life and prac­tices as a jour­nal­ist, to dig deep into the ethics of jour­nal­ism and the use of power, and to sen­si­tively ex­plore the in­ter­twined na­ture of life and work and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships.

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