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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013 program highlights

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013 program highlights

Bethanie Blanchard April 12, 2013

The full Sydney Writers’ Festival program has just been released and new Director Jemma Birrell has curated a wonderful line up. As well as showcasing our incredible Australian writers and authors, I’m particularly excited about the international guests coming out — such as Diego Marani, Anis Mojgani, Naomi Wolf, James Wood, Karl Ove Knausgaard, even […]

The public and the private: Notes from the Sydney Writers’ Festival — Part II

The public and the private: Notes from the Sydney Writers’ Festival — Part II

Bethanie Blanchard May 24, 2012

A girl sits on a crowded train reading aloud an explicit section from Nabokov’s Lolita: She would try to relieve the pain of love by first roughly rubbing her dry lips against mine; then my darling would draw away with a nervous toss of her hair, and then again come darkly near and let me […]