Sydney Writers’ Festival is a week-long extravaganza of ideas and literature. In 2016 they have an exhilarating array of authors bringing their wisdom, knowledge and imaginative whimsy to Sydney.
Opening this year’s Festival is wunderkind Kate Tempest, dubbed a young Patti Smith, and one of the most spectacular performers. After awardwinning books of poetry and a critically acclaimed album, Kate has a new novel that’s defined by the searing truth she’s known for. Her work is electric.
Our closing address goes directly to the heart of the relationship between a writer and her reader. Hanya Yanagihara is one of this year’s most anticipated guests, with her Man Bookershortlisted novel A Little Lifeboth inspiring adulation and polarising critics across the world. This is a book that gets under everyone’s skin. In an address called ‘The Conversations Between Words’, Hanya asks if a writer owes her reader anything more than a compelling story.
Sydney will transform in May with authors and ideas flooding the city. Bringing fresh perspectives from all corners of the world, these writers enhance our community with their stories, humour, creativity and vision. This is something to celebrate for everyone.
Have a great Festival!