This week Cheryl Akle is joined byJessica Halloran to discuss her Prime Minister’s Literary Awards-shortlisted non-fiction book, Unbreakable – the story of Jelena Dokic’s survival. Together they discuss Jelena’s remarkable journey from refugee to world-famous tennis player, and her amazing strength in the face of adversity.
Podcast guest: Jessica Halloran
Jessica Halloran started her journalism career as a cadet at the Sydney Morning Herald and now covers sport for the Sunday Telegraph. She has reported from events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Australian Opens, NRL and AFL finals series and interviewed the world’s biggest sports stars. She covered Jelena Dokic’s incredible comeback at the 2009 Australian Open. Her first profile of Jelena saw Jessica win an Australian Sports Commission award for best sports feature writing. Jessica has also been a Walkley Award and Kennedy Award finalist. She lives in Sydney with her husband and their two children.