Who better to create a political thriller than the journalists who stalk the corridors of power for a living? The ABC’s political editor Chris Uhlmann and former long-serving press gallery reporter Steve Lewis teamed up to write The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, which became the acclaimed TV series Secret City. Their latest book in the series is The Shadow Game. Hear them reflect on plot twists and political intrigue, and on casting Canberra as a central character. 

Chris Uhlmann (Australian)

Chris Uhlmann has been a journalist for nearly thirty years, working across print, online, radio and TV news. He joined ABC in 1998 as a radiohost in Canberra before moving into the role of chief political correspondent. He has hosted the flagship programÊAMÊandÊwon the 2008 Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing. Chris has worked as political editor for ABC news andÊThe 7.30 Report. He set up News 24Õs political coverage in 2010 and has hostedÊ7.30InsidersÊandÊNews Breakfast. Chris was appointed the ABCÕs political editor in 2015. With Steve Lewis, Chris has co-authored three works of political fiction that have been adapted as a six-part series for Foxtel. Their latest book is The Shadow Game.

Louise Adler (Australian)

Louise Adler

Louise Adler is on the Executive Commitee of the International Publishers Association and the Freedom to Publish subcommittee. Earlier this year she stepped down as MUP's Chief Executive after 15 wonderful years.