Julie Szego

Julie Szego is a freelance writer and columnist for The Age. She has taught journalism and creative non-fiction at RMIT, Monash and Melbourne universities. Her book, The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama, was shortlisted for the Victorian and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for 2015.



Writing Dangerously

Ginger Gorman, Antony Loewenstein and Mark Dapin have all thrown caution to the wind and taken great risks in their work as writers. How far have they gone – and how far are they willing to go? Is the need to express views and inform an audience worth the danger involved? Moderated by Julie Szego,…

May 4, 2020

The Fascists in the Room

Fascism is on the rise. From Grafton to Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Charlottesville and Berlin. How did we get here? Join Raf Epstein as he interviews Jeff Sparrow, Julie Szego and Jonathan Pearlman. As Jeff claims in his new book, Fascists Among Us: online hate and the Christchurch massacre, “we need to understand him, because we must stop…

May 3, 2020