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Zadie Smith, Curtis Sittenfeld to appear at new Australian feminist festival

A new feminist ideas festival will be held in Melbourne later this year. Broadside festival, which runs from 9–10 November, has an all-star line-up that includes Zadie Smith, Curtis Sittenfeld, New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino, Fatima Bhutto and Monica Lewinsky, among other international and local guests.

In other festival news, Australian authors Melissa Lucashenko and Clare Wright will be among the 25 speakers at the inaugural Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival, which runs from 16–17 November; while the Jaipur Literature Festival has announced it will return to Adelaide for a second time (1–3 November), to celebrate Asia’s stories and culture as well as Australia’s place in the region.

With less than a week to go until the Frankfurt Book Fair, don’t forget to download your copy of the Australian rights catalogue for 2019, with information on all the latest titles on offer from participating Australian publishers.

Andrea Hanke
Editor
Think Australian

 

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