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First authors announced for Perth Writers Festival 2017

The first guests have been announced for the 2017 Perth Writers Festival, which runs from 23-26 February.

UK author Ben Rawlence will give the opening address on the issue of refugees and displacement, while Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni will give the closing address on the relationship between built environment and communities.

International guests attending the festival include UK novelist Jessie Burton; Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Mei Fong; US-Chinese speculative fiction author Ken Liu; Nigerian poet, playwright and artist Inua Ellams; US-German children’s book author Cornelia Funke; US-Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta; and Indonesian travel writer and photographer Agustinus Wibowo.

Local authors include Rajith Savanadasa, Julie Koh, Nick Earls, Clementine Ford, Deng Thiak Adut, Carmel Bird, David Francis and Peter Helliar.

The full program will be released in January. For more information, click here.


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