Tickets for the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival are now on sale!
Running from 25 August to 3 September 2017, the festival will explore the theme of revolutions past, present and future. “Literature has always been a platform for revolutionary ideas and a way to escape the politics of despair,” says Festival Director Lisa Dempster. “Melbourne Writers Festival will explore the darkness of discrimination, oppression and war, but the program is threaded through with hope. We’re listening to voices too long shut out, searching for the ideas that can bring us out of dark places and into the light.”
Some of the authors attending
– Garth Nix, author of Frogkisser. Listen to Garth chat about Frogkisser here.
– Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season series.
– Brodie Lancaster, who was shortlisted for the 2015 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for No Way! Okay, Fine. Read her Ten Terrifying Questions here.
– Jamila Rizvi, former Mamamia Editor and author of Not Just Lucky. Listen to Jamila chat about her book here.
– Award-winning Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites and The Good People. Listen to Hannah discuss The Good People here.
– Julia Baird, who was longlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for Victoria: The Queen. Listen to Julia discuss Victoria here.
– Debut novelist Sarah Bailey for The Dark Lake. Read a review here.
– Debut novelist Sarah Schmidt for See What I Have Done. Read a review here.
– Debut novelist Mark Brandi for Wimmera. Read his Ten Terrifying Questions here.
– Clementine Ford, author of Fight Like A Girl.
– Award-winning Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of The Hate Race.
– Award-winning Emma Viskic, author of Resurrection Bay. Emma explains why she set out to write a deaf protagonist here.
Stan Grant, Benjamin Law, Emily Maguire, Toni Jordan, Tim Flannery, Tom Keneally, Sam Dastyari, and Tracey Chevalier will also be in attendance!
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