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Negus talks Italy, politics and pizza

Tuesday 30 April 2002, 6pm

In 1999, prominent journalist and author, George Negus and his family traded their bush retreat in Bellingen for an apartment in San Giovanni Valdarno - a village high in the Tuscan hills outside Florence. Absorbing himself completely in the rhythms of Italian life, Negus uncovered a side of Italy that cannot be found in guidebooks or Italian travel memoirs.

George Negus will be visiting the National Gallery of Australia on Tuesday 30 April at 6pm for a pizza supper at which he will talk about his recent book The World from Italy. Publishers of his book HarperCollins say he will provide "some thought provoking and challenging insights on how the world works today and how, despite their mad rush to nowhere in particular, the Italians still manage to go their own wonderful way."

George Negus is well-known for his television current affairs programs, which include This Day Tonight, 60 Minutes and Foreign Correspondent. Negus has become one of the most respected journalists and popular personalities on Australian television. He has independently produced documentaries on Russia and children's rights, and has served on various boards and committees, including the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal's Violence Inquiry, the Federal Government's Environmental Futures Group, the Order of Australia Committee, Soccer Australia and LandCare. He has made innumerable television guest appearances on The Mike Walsh Show and The Panel. He is the author of Across the Red Unknown and By George! and has co-authored a bestselling children's book series, Trev the Truck with his partner, Kirsty Cockburn, who will join George at the Gallery on Tuesday night.

6pm Tuesday 30 April
National Gallery of Australia
$35; Members/Concessions $30 Includes pizza and wine
Pre-purchased tickets 02 6240 6504

FURTHER INFORMATION
David Sequeira
Public Programs
T: 02 6240 6521