Kate Legge’s memoir praised by Greg Hywood after writing about Fairfax’s husband’s affairs
Media manager Greg Hywood has praised his wife’s “beautifully written” memoir, in which she details all of his extra-war affairs in great detail.
Hywood, who ran Fairfax Media from 2010 to 2018 before it was bought by Nine, has been separated from his journalist wife Kate Legge since the eve of their 30th wedding anniversary.
Legge has opened up about his affairs during their marriage in her book Infidelity and Other Affairs, which will be published on February 28. Hywood, who is now Chair of Free TV, read a draft of the memoir and even suggested a title.
“Kate’s book should stand on its own as her perspective on the people, events and whims of life that shaped her,” he told The Australian, adding that he supported her at every stage of the book’s writing.
Media mogul Greg Hywood has praised his wife’s “nicely written” memoir, in which she details his extra-war affairs
Legge, a novelist and senior writer for Weekend Australian Magazine, shares her grief over her husband’s infidelity in the novel.
She analyzes whether there is a connection between other members of her family who have also been unfaithful in their relationships.
Legge also revealed in the book that she first learned of her husband’s infidelity when he decided to confess in her garage as the couple stood by their trash cans.
“As a journalist, editor and media manager, I have dedicated my career to telling stories from people’s lives; the good the bad the ugly. I could hardly disagree just because I was the subject for a change,” Hywood said of Legge’s memoir.
Hywood, who ran the company now known as Nine Publishing from 2010 to 2018, has been split from fellow journalist Kate Legge since the eve of their 30th wedding anniversary
“Others in our family have also been open in their support of Kate’s work. The result is a beautifully written book full of insight and empathy.”
After Hywood initially disclosed his affair, Legge decided to stay with him as their eldest son finished his HSC.
But years later, when she logged onto the computer, Legge saw emails under the woman’s name and emails from another woman she didn’t know.
“I’m freaking out. I kept hitting myself with my fists,” she wrote in an article for Happy Weekend.
“I had punished myself for being blind and dumb and deaf.”
Legge and Hywood have been separated for several years but say they haven’t bothered to divorce just yet.
Legge gives details of her husband’s extra-war affairs in her new memoir, Infidelity and Other Affairs, released February 28
“My husband and I remain close despite everything we’ve been through, maybe because of everything we’ve survived,” she said.
The memoir was previously lauded by ABC commentator Annabel Crabb, who described it as “so gripping I crashed into a trash can while reading it.”
Hywood, 68, began his journalism career in 1976 as a cadet in the Australian Financial Review’s Melbourne office and later edited the newspaper.
He was promoted to Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald and The Age before leaving the company for seven years.
Hywood returned to Fairfax in 2010, was appointed interim CEO following the sudden departure of Brian McCarthy in December of that year, and was confirmed in that position in March 2011.
He left Fairfax after it was acquired by Nine Entertainment in 2018 and became chairman of Free TV, the industry body formerly known as the Federation of Australian Commercial Television Stations.
Legge, who is two years younger than Hywood, has published two novels: The Unexpected Elements of Love, which was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and The Marriage Club.
Infidelity and Other Affairs by Kate Legge is published by Thames & Hudson on February 28th.
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