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Perth Writers Festival 2015 program launched

The 2015 Perth Writers Festival program has been launched and tickets are now on sale.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the line-up of international guests includes UK author Hilary Mantel (via video link), US author Elizabeth Gilbert and US lawyer Bryan Stevenson. Other international guests that have since been announced include Ireland-based author DBC Pierre, UK author Tom Rob Smith, UK-Canadian novelist Tom Rachman, Iranian-American novelist Porochista Khakpour, UK journalist and author John Lanchester and UK singer-songwriter Viv Albertine.

Former Greens leader Bob Brown will deliver the opening address. A total of 23 international and 70 Australian writers will be part of the festival, which runs from 19-22 February at the University of Western Australia.

The festival is also running a ‘Twitter Novella’ project, which involves 50 participating writers contributing two tweets each to build a novella that will appear online. The project begins on 13 February, with the final tweet to be released on the last day of the festival.

To see the full program, visit the website here.



Category: Local news