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Full program for Adelaide Writers’ Week announced

The full program for Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 4-9 March, has been announced.

This year’s festival is dedicated to Elizabeth Harrower, who will be in conversation with Text publisher Michael Heyward on 4 March. Harrower joins past dedicatees Brenda Niall, Robert Dessaix, Margo Lanagan and Christopher Koch.

Events at the festival include an in-conversation about crime and fiction with UK author Graeme Macrae Burnet, whose book His Bloody Project (Text) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and local author Hannah Kent; Mexican author Yuri Herrera and South Korean author Krys Lee exploring the ‘twilight worlds of border crossing’; local novelists Emily Maguire and A S Patrić in discussion with Angela Meyer on the topic of grief; and Decca Aitkenhead, Thordis Elva and Thomas Stranger speaking on taboo subjects. Maxine Beneba Clarke will deliver the Hazel Rowley Memorial Lecture to conclude the festival on 9 March, with the winner of the 2017 Fellowship also to be announced.

The kids weekend on 4-5 March features authors and illustrators Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys, Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim, Nick Earls, David Hunt, Andrew Joyner, Jessica Walton and Douglas Macpherson.

The South Australian Writers Centre is also presenting a series of writing workshops as part of the festival, which feature seven visiting international writers.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, other festival guests include UK true-crime writer Kate Summerscale; US essayist Lindy West; US novelist Sara Taylor; US novelist Peter Geye; Canadian writer Madeleine Thien; Chilean poet and novelist Alejandro Zambra; Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan; US novelist Jane Smiley; Scottish journalist and travel writer Malachy Tallack; Irish novelist Sebastian Barry; and UK novelist Jessie Burton.

To view the full program, click here.


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