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Julia Gillard: On Standing for Something Julia Gillard: On Standing for Something  * SOLD OUT * Code: 1  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Politics, Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs

Jamila Rizvi chats to Julia Gillard about motivation, persistence and staying sane under extreme scrutiny.

Friday, May 1 2015 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$25
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney read more
 
James Patterson: The Rise and Rise of the World’s Biggest Author James Patterson: The Rise and Rise of the World’s Biggest Author Code: 2  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Craft, Publishing

A look into Patterson’s success and his master plan to save the future of reading.

Friday, May 8 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $40/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney read more
 
2015 Opening Address Mohsin Hamid: Life in the Time of Permawar 2015 Opening Address Mohsin Hamid: Life in the Time of Permawar Code: 7  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Current Affairs, Fiction

Humanity's traditional sources of solace are being disrupted. How then, are we to live?

Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $45/$25
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
Atul Gawande: What Matters in the End Atul Gawande: What Matters in the End Code: 11  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Science & Environment, Education, Philosophy

Acclaimed science writer and Boston surgeon, Atul Gawande fearlessly explores the limitations of the medical profession in the modern age.

Wednesday, May 20 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $55/$45
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney read more
 
Alan Cumming: Not My Father’s Son Alan Cumming: Not My Father’s Son  * SOLD OUT * Code: 13  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Alan Cumming discusses his complicated family relationships and other experiences.

Wednesday, May 20 2015 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $55/$45
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney read more
 
Kate Grenville: One Life Kate Grenville: One Life Code: 44  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Kate Grenville is back with moving stories of Australian lives.

Thursday, May 21 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing Code: 71  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Nonfiction, Education

Dr Norman Doidge is back with another inspiring book on the relatively new science of neuroplasticity.

Thursday, May 21 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$25
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney read more
 
Richard Flanagan: A Celebration Richard Flanagan: A Celebration Code: 72  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Craft, History

Richard talks with Jennifer Byrne about writing, books, and being Bookered.

Thursday, May 21 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney read more
 
Helen Garner: How Can We Write About Darkness? Helen Garner: How Can We Write About Darkness? Code: 75  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Crime, Craft, Current Affairs

Helen Garner shares her sources of inspiration in this rare and illuminating talk.

Thursday, May 21 2015 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$25
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney read more
 
How To Live? How To Live? Code: 76  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, Spirituality / Religion, Culture & Heritage, Science & Environment

An attempt to untangle life’s biggest conundrum with some of the Festival’s most exciting guests.

Thursday, May 21 2015 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Ticketed: $28/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney read more
 
NIGHT of the NERDS: Adam Spencer, Dr Karl, Caitlin Doughty NIGHT of the NERDS: Adam Spencer, Dr Karl, Caitlin Doughty Code: 137  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Education, Nonfiction, Science & Environment

A night of nerd indulgence with Adam Spencer, Dr Karl and Caitlin Doughty.

Friday, May 22 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $38/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
Stories That Defined a Decade Stories That Defined a Decade Code: 138  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Nonfiction, History

A look into the real stories behind the decade’s most defining headlines with international journalists Christina Lamb, Asne Seierstad and Nick Davies.

Friday, May 22 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$25
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney read more
 
David Mitchell: Bending Time David Mitchell: Bending Time Code: 143  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

David Mitchell speaks about his metaphysical thriller The Bone Clocks.

Friday, May 22 2015 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $40/$25
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney read more
 
Ben Okri: The Age of Magic Ben Okri: The Age of Magic Code: 174  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Spirituality / Religion

Ben Okri talks to Michael Cathcart about his enchanting new novel The Age of Magic.

Saturday, May 23 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
Mistakes We’ve Made and Other Lessons in Feminism Mistakes We’ve Made and Other Lessons in Feminism Code: 201  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Politics, Nonfiction

Annabel Crabb, Amy Bloom, Anna Bligh and Ayu Utami mull over life, love, work. 

Saturday, May 23 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $38/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
5 x 15: Adam Liaw, Richard Tognetti and more 5 x 15: Adam Liaw, Richard Tognetti and more Code: 203  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Crime, Music, Art, New Media, Food Writing

Stories with Richard Tognetti, Adam Liaw, Starlee Kine, Omar Musa and Michael Connelly.

Saturday, May 23 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $38/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
Jonathan Lethem: King of Sentences Jonathan Lethem: King of Sentences Code: 247  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Jonathen Lethem speaks to Michael Williams about fiction, American culture and his recent books Dissident Gardens and Lucky Alan.

Sunday, May 24 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 
2015 Closing Address Helen Macdonald: On Looking at Nature 2015 Closing Address Helen Macdonald: On Looking at Nature Code: 263  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Culture & Heritage, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Travel

Rich with anecdote and reflection, Helen Macdonald's closing address explores nature's role in teaching us how to live.

Sunday, May 24 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $38/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay read more
 

 

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