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First writers announced for Adelaide Writers’ Week

The first writers have been announced for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 29 February to 5 March.

International guests include Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, Omani novelist and Man Booker International winner Jokha Alharthi, UK-based Chinese novelist Ma Jian, Greek economist and politician Yanis Varoufakis, US poet laureate Joy Harjo, US novelist Tommy Orange, UK writer Damian Barr and Ukrainian historian Serhii Plokhy.

Obioma will feature at the festival’s opening event alongside Pakistani journalist Sanam Maher and writer and academic Tyson Yunkaporta. Hosted at the new venue The Workshop below the Adelaide Festival Centre, the opening event will explore change in a fluid world with the theme ‘The only constant’. The festival has also announced an expansion of its ‘Twilight talks’ program, and the return of its weekend for younger readers.

The 2020 festival, which explores the theme of ‘Being human’, is the second to be directed by Jo Dyer.

The full program will be released in January 2020. For more information, see the website.



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