Getting away was always a driving ambition for Shaun Carney —from an outer-suburban house in the 70s and 80s, from a family with a secret: a father with a double life and a borrowed name. Journalism gave Shaun that escape, to another life, to becoming a different person.
Shaun has been a journalist, editor and columnist with The Herald, The Age and the Herald Sun. He is an adjunct associate professor with the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Press Escape is a memoir but it doesn’t swing from one great achievement to the next. And at its heart it’s not really about journalism. It’s more about how a life is shaped by the people we love, and how hard you sometimes have to work to overcome your nature in order to get where you want to go.
Shaun Carney will be the guest speaker at Frankston Library on Saturday 21 October 2017 at 1pm. The event is free but bookings are essential from Friday 6 October.