Louise Milligan & Kevin Childs talk about her new book, Witness

September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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“Witness is an important, disturbing book.” Roy Williams for The Age.

ABC investigative gun Louise Milligan explores the savage cost of seeking justice as detailed in her new book, Witness, in conversation with Kevin Childs. + books available for purchase.


Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for the ABC TV Four Corners program. She covered the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse. Her exclusive stories for the ABC TV 7.30 program on the allegations against George Pell won her two Quill Awards from the Melbourne Press Club, including the Gold Quill for best story of the year, the highest honour in Victorian journalism. For this book, in 2017 she was awarded the Walkley Book Award and the Sir Owen Dixon Chambers Law Reporter of the Year Award. In 2018 Milligan was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, Highly Commended in the Non-Fiction category for the Davitt Awards and won the Civic Choice Award for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Milligan is Irish-born and was raised a devoted Catholic.

Kevin Childs is the author of eight books, an editor, journalist, screenwriter, media consultant and former university lecturer and newspaper editor. His writing appears widely in publications such as The New York Times, London Guardian and The Saturday Paper. He is local hero around Daylesford, known for his humour, wit, kindness and brilliant reportage of events both large and small that occur in our little shire.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Price: $25 general / $20 Concession

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.