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Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad  * SOLD OUT * Code: 1  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction, Scriptwriting

Breaking Bad creator and executive producer, Vince Gilligan speaks to Adam Spencer. ***TICKETS AVAILABLE TO SECOND EVENT***. Event 232 'Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand'.

Thursday, May 1 2014 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Ticketed: $$45/$35
Sydney Town Hall  read more >
 
Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand Code: 232  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction, Scriptwriting, Crime

'Breaking Bad' creator and executive producer, Vince Gilligan speaks to Benjamin Law

Thursday, May 1 2014 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $
Sydney Town Hall  read more >
 
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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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, 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 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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