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2014 Opening Address: Andrew Solomon 2014 Opening Address: Andrew Solomon Code: 3  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Nonfiction, Education

Andrew Solomon kicks off the 2014 Festival with his thoughts on diversity, identity, acceptance and love.

Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $32/$26
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Tim Finn: White Cloud Tim Finn: White Cloud  * SOLD OUT * Code: 8  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Music, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Tim Finn brings his inventive performance of White Cloud to Australia for the first time.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $30/$25
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
The Life and Times of Alice Walker The Life and Times of Alice Walker Code: 9  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Current Affairs, Politics, Indigenous, Music

Pulitzer Prize-winning Alice Walker, speaks about her writing and activism. With Archie Roach.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ticketed: $55/$45
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
 
Wild Things Wild Things Code: 20  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Fiction, Culture & Heritage, Education

Are teenagers today as wild as the press would have us believe?

Thursday, May 22 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
David Malouf: Celebrating 80 Years David Malouf: Celebrating 80 Years Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry, Biography & Memoir, Fiction

Join us to celebrate David Malouf’s lifetime of writing as he turns 80.

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
How do Novelists Engage with Politics? How do Novelists Engage with Politics? Code: 42  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics, Fiction, Current Affairs, Indigenous, Culture & Heritage

How can fiction be used to reflect on contemporary social issues and the human condition?

Thursday, May 22 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Jacques Roubaud: Writer, Mathematician and Oulipean Jacques Roubaud: Writer, Mathematician and Oulipean Code: 52  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Culture & Heritage

Jacques Roubaud talks about his wide ranging career including the Oulipo collective.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
An Unconventional Faith An Unconventional Faith Code: 53  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Environment, Spirituality / Religion, Culture & Heritage

Can you have faith without religion? Reza Aslan, Antony Loewenstein and Jim Al-Khalili share their views.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries Code: 66  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Eleanor Catton speaks about her Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel, The Luminaries. Tickets now available only through City Recital Hall Angel Place. 8256 2222, cityrecitalhall.com

Thursday, May 22 2014 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Ticketed: $$32/$$26
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
 
Sandi Toksvig: My Valentine Sandi Toksvig: My Valentine Code: 70  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Fiction

Sandi Toksvig’s smash hit solo show with stand-up, stories and fascinating facts.

Thursday, May 22 2014 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $$40/$$32
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
 
Camilla Läckberg: A Life of Crime Camilla Läckberg: A Life of Crime Code: 74  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Bestselling Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg talks about Buried Angels and her life of crime.

Friday, May 23 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Tim Cope: On the Trail of Genghis Khan Tim Cope: On the Trail of Genghis Khan Code: 97  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Travel, Culture & Heritage

Adventurer Tim Cope goes On the Trail of Genghis Khan to remember an ancient way of life.

Friday, May 23 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Amy Tan: The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan: The Valley of Amazement Code: 99  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Culture & Heritage, Fiction

Amy Tan returns to the rich topic of mother-daughter relations in The Valley of Amazement.

Friday, May 23 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Malcolm Fraser: Dangerous Allies Malcolm Fraser: Dangerous Allies Code: 109  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Politics, Nonfiction

Malcom Fraser makes a plea for more foreign policy independence in Dependent Allies.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Leunig: Holy Fool Leunig: Holy Fool  * SOLD OUT * Code: 110  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: New Media, Fiction, Current Affairs, Art

Australia’s most admired cartoonist, Michael Leunig, shares his thoughts on the Holy Fool.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
The Madonna–Whore and Other Fictions The Madonna–Whore and Other Fictions Code: 118  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Indigenous, Nonfiction, Fiction

Tara Moss, Nakkiah Lui, Emma Donoghue and Kate Ceberano alongside Tracey Spicer, on being labelled.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
What’s Normal Anyway? What’s Normal Anyway? Code: 123  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage

The search for identity with Andrew Solomon, A.M. Homes, Jo Case and Robert Hoge.

Friday, May 23 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between Code: 126  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Annabel Crabb interviews some of the most intriguing guests at this year’s festival.

Friday, May 23 2014 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Australia and the World Australia and the World Code: 135  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Politics, Nonfiction

Malcolm Fraser and Bob Carr talk about Australia’s place in the world.

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Reza Aslan: Zealot Reza Aslan: Zealot Code: 144  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Spirituality / Religion, Nonfiction

Acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan takes a new, provocative look at Jesus of Nazareth in Zealot.

Saturday, May 24 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Gary Shteyngart: From Russia with Love Gary Shteyngart: From Russia with Love  * SOLD OUT * Code: 148  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Russian-born Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in his funny tale of looking for acceptance in America. This event has SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets available to see Gary Shtengart in 'Strangers in a Strange Land' (Sydney Theatre, Sun 25 May 10am) and 'Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between' (Town Hall, Fri 23 May 8:30pm).

Saturday, May 24 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
The Art of Indignation The Art of Indignation Code: 153  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Current Affairs

Michael Leunig, Richard King and Neil James speak with Peter FitzSimons about offence.

Saturday, May 24 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Literary Friendships: Robert Dessaix & Michelle de Kretser Literary Friendships: Robert Dessaix & Michelle de Kretser  * SOLD OUT * Code: 157  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Craft, Fiction, Publishing

Robert Dessaix and Michelle de Kretser share their literary connections and thoughts on various topics.

Saturday, May 24 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Ari Shavit: My Promised Land Ari Shavit: My Promised Land Code: 162  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Politics, History, Current Affairs

Israel’s leading political thinker, Ari Shavit, in conversation with David Leser

Saturday, May 24 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Lally Katz: Looking for Guidance Lally Katz: Looking for Guidance Code: 166  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Lally Katz tells stories about those who offer guidance in her life.

Saturday, May 24 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven Code: 175  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, A.M. Homes, talks about May We Be Forgiven.

Saturday, May 24 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
5 X 15 5 X 15 Code: 177  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Indigenous, Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Current Affairs

Five speakers, 15 minutes: Emma Donoghue, Inua Ellams, Richard Roxburgh, Colin McDowell and more.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Strangers in a Strange Land Strangers in a Strange Land Code: 186  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

The laughs and tears of growing up with immigrant parents in western country.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Enemy of the State: Jang Jin-sung Enemy of the State: Jang Jin-sung  * SOLD OUT * Code: 197  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage

A rare glimpse into North Korea, one of the harshest dictatorships in the world.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
The Land of the Fair Go or No Go: Has Australia Lost its Soul? The Land of the Fair Go or No Go: Has Australia Lost its Soul? Code: 202  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Nonfiction, Fiction

Is Australia open or closed? How does it shape the stories we tell?

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Andrew Solomon Andrew Solomon Code: 208  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children & Families, Current Affairs, Nonfiction

Award-winning author Andrew Solomon tells us why he believes it is our differences that unite us.

Sunday, May 25 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Irvine Welsh: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Irvine Welsh: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Code: 213  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Irvine Welsh introduces us to the superb The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins.

Sunday, May 25 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Sarah Blasko and Brendan Cowell: On Writing, Music and Everything in Between| Sarah Blasko and Brendan Cowell: On Writing, Music and Everything in Between| Code: 225  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Music, Craft, Fiction

Consumate artist and performer Sarah Blasko speaks with friend, writer and actor Brendan Cowell.

Sunday, May 25 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Closing Address: Giving Readers What They (Don’t Know They) Want Closing Address: Giving Readers What They (Don’t Know They) Want Code: 227  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Craft, Fiction, Publishing, Nonfiction

Emma Donoghue on the transformative powers of literature.

Sunday, May 25 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 

 

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