Three of the world’s most celebrated literary figures open Sydney Writers’ Festival, each delivering an address on the Festival’s theme of refuge. As many of us turn to literature for guidance and inspiration, contemporary writers have the power to interpret and influence our changing world. Critically acclaimed essayist and novelist Brit Bennett (The Mothers), Man Booker Prize-winning writer Anne Enright (The Green Road) and lauded author George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) share the stage in an unmissable opening event.

Event includes Opening Night formalities.