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Ramona Koval on books & reading

In the 2012 Redmond Barry Lecture, Ramona Koval takes the audience on a tour of the books that formed her ideas about politics.

Ramona is well known as a broadcaster and former presenter of Radio National's The book show. After a long career of reading and talking with some of the most important writers of our times, Ramona has written her own book By the book: a reader's guide to life, about reading and living.

This Redmond Barry Lecture was held on 26 June 2012.