Unlike desk-bound novelists living in their own minds, foreign correspondents live an international life of adventure, mystery and glamour. Right? Four foreign correspondents spill the beans on what it’s really like breaking big stories abroad, sharing anecdotes and lessons from the road. Caroline Brothers (reporter and author of The Memory Stones), George Gittoes (artist and ‘eyewitness in the world’s contact zones’) and Rob Schmitz (Shanghai Correspondent for NPR) talk with ABC Radio’s Eleanor Hall.

Mark Colvin will no longer be appearing at this event. 

Eleanor Hall (Australian)

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Eleanor Hall is host of The World Today, and occasionally fills in as host on ABC TV's The Drum. She has two decades of reporting experience with ABC TV News, including working on 7.30, Lateline, and Foreign Correspondent. She was the ABC's Washington correspondent in the late 1990s and she worked for five years in the Canberra parliamentary press gallery. Prior to joining the ABC, Eleanor freeelanced for US National Public Radio from Central America and worked at WGBH in Boston as the youngest ever recipient of the Harkness Fellowship. She earned her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, has been a fellow at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute where she submitted a paper on the Obama e-campaign. In 2012 she won the European Union’s Journalism Award.