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Richard Plunkett

Richard Plunkett wrote guidebooks for Lonely Planet Publications for eight years, surviving destinations such as Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and the Caucasus.

His first book as sole author, The Long Patrol Ė Australia and East Timorís Wars, is a history book for teenage readers. It begins with Australian commandos invading East Timor in 1941 and chronicles the Indonesian invasion, East Timorese resistance, the 1999 referendum and East Timorís ongoing troubles as an independent state. The book is part of The Drum series of non-fiction titles for young people, published by Black Dog Books.

Richard Plunkett will be appearing:

Bruce Pascoe, Richard Plunkett and Susie May will discuss 'encountering conflict' from a range of perspectives.
Join David Metzenthen and Richard Plunkett as they explore different approaches to writing about war.