Best-selling author Scott Turow visits Australia

September 11, 2015

US author and lawyer Scott Turow, who is known as a champion of authors’ rights and whose books have sold more than 30 million copies, is in Australia to speak at the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress in Sydney tomorrow evening and then in Canberra on Monday.

Turow’s ASA keynote, Under Siege in the Digital Era, will explore the current climate where “virtually every player in the digital environment has figured out how to enhance their position – on a strategy of offering authors less or nothing for their work”.

Turow was President of the US Authors Guild in two stints, the most recent being from 2010 to 2014. This period proved very controversial for American authors as they were confronted by Google’s plan to mass digitise books without the permission of American authors, stripping American authors of their most basic rights.

The Copyright Agency has sponsored Scott Turow’s visit.


EVENT 1: ASA Congress Sydney Keynote: Under Seige in the Digital Era

Time: 5pm – 7pm, Friday 11 September, 2015

Where: Luna Park Conference Centre, Sydney

EVENT 2: Copyright Done Right talk, Canberra

Time: 6 – 7.30pm, Monday 14 September

Where: Senate Alcove, Parliament House, Canberra