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First writers announced for Adelaide Writers’ Week 2021

The first writers have been announced for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 27 February to 4 March.

Seventy-seven local and international guests have been confirmed for the program so far. An expanded Australian line-up will appear live in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, while international authors will appear in the Gardens via realtime digital live stream.

International guests include Irish author Maggie O’Farrell, Indian writers Arundhati Roy and Megha Majumdar, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel, British journalist Christina Lamb and American writers William Gibson and Sigrid Nunez.

Based around the theme of ‘Unstable Ground’, the program will also feature local authors including Richard Flanagan, Julia Baird, Robbie Arnott, Kate Grenville, Sofie Laguna, Rick Morton, Mirandi Riwoe and Craig Silvey.

The 2021 festival is the second to be directed by Jo Dyer.

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


Category: Local news