Latika was born in India and was adopted as a baby by an Australian family at eight months. After finishing her degree in communications at Charles Sturt University, she was a political reporter at Radio 2UE, and in 2010 was awarded the Walkley Award for Young Journalism. She has since worked as a political reporter for the ABC and is currently the National Political Reporter at Fairfax Media. Her first book is From India with Love. Latika will be a guest speaker at the Readers and Writers Festival on 18 July at the Hotel Canobolas. Tickets $60 from Orange City Library. Ph 6393 8132.