Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

SWF announces two-day January event

Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) and Sydney Festival have announced Something to Talk About, a series of four events to take place at Carriageworks over the weekend of 16–17 January 2021.

Appearing on Saturday, 16 January will be Douglas Stuart, winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain (Picador), in conversation live from New York, as well as Jennifer Byrne, Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Benjamin Law, who will discuss their favourite books of 2020 at an in-person session hosted by SWF artistic director Michael Williams.

On the Sunday, Briggs and Archie Roach will appear in a family event talking about Briggs’s Our Home, Our Heartbeat (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing), while Norman Swan, Gayle Kennedy, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Kate McClymont will appear on a panel predicting the year ahead.

‘On January 16 & 17, Sydney Writers’ Festival is back, with a summer showcase bringing the city the best of public discourse,’ said Williams. ‘There’ll be imaginings and arguments, polemics and poetry, declarations and conversations.’

For more information, see the Sydney Festival website.


Category: Local news