Michael Brissenden’s American Stories

ABC reporter Michael Brissenden spent two years as Washington Correspondent following one of the most momentous events of recent US history: the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America.

He covered the major breaking stories in the US between July 2009 and November 2012, but in between, Michael sought out stories that were “beyond the beltway”. Stories such as the decline, but possible rise, of Detroit; the dreams of illegal Mexican immigrants, and the embattled Canadian grey wolves in Yellowstone.

I spoke to Michael about his book American Stories: Tales of Hope and Anger six months on from Barack Obama’s re-election, and ahead of his appearance at the 2012 Sydney Writers Festival.

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American Stories: Tales of Hope and Anger is written by Michael Brissenden and published by the University of Queensland Press.

Interview broadcasted on ArtSound FM.
Interview date: 7 May 2013.

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