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Leigh Sales
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Leigh Sales AM is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30,she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Harrison Ford, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julie Andrews. She has interviewed every living Australian prime minister and also anchors the ABC’s federal election coverage. Leigh is the winner of three Walkley Awards, Australia’s highest journalism honour; the author of the books Detainee 002,On Doubt and the bestselling Any Ordinary Day;and the co-host of the popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb.

Books by Leigh Sales

Any Ordinary Day

The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.

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Well Hello

From the hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 comes a smart, hilarious and heartfelt book about friendship, the vagaries of life and culture, and everything in between.

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Leigh Sales Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for the award-winning Australian journalist and author.

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Any Ordinary Day book club notes

Investigating how ordinary people endure the unthinkable, Leigh Sales’ latest work will spark conversation at your next book club.

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2019 Walkley Awards

Any Ordinary Day honoured in the 64th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. 

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Ordinary endurance

In Any Ordinary Day, Leigh Sales reflects on the toolkits we assemble to help us navigate life’s greatest challenges.