Thank you to the artists and audiences who took part in the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival. An archive of the 2015 program can be found here and podcasts of highlight events will be shared on our iTunes channel

In November 2015 we will be presenting our second annual Children's Festival in Western Sydney, and the next Sydney Writers' Festival will take place in late May 2016. 

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Upcoming Event: Louis de Bernières

Sydney Writers' Festival and Sydney Opera House have joined forces to bring Louis de Bernières to Sydney Opera House's Joan Sutherland Theatre. Louis will speak about his life, work, and new novel, The Dust that Falls from Dreams ‒ a story about four very different sisters growing up in an eccentric English household during the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign.

Louis de Bernières is the best-selling author of the highly influential historical novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin that won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book amongst numerous other accolades. Spanning a 25 year career, Louis' other notable works include Birds Without Wings, A Partisan's Daughter, Red Dog, and Notwithstanding. His books have also been adapted for film and theatre.

"Louis is one of the world’s great raconteurs and it will be an absolute delight to hear about his new novel, rich in sensuality and human emotion, that touches upon themes readers hold dear; love, war and family." - Jemma Birrell, Sydney Writers' Festival Artistic Director.

Monday 24 August 2015, 7.30pm
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre
Tickets $30-35 plus transaction fee 




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