This is a special Sydney Writers’ Festival edition of the Giant Dwarf’s The Full Catastrophe: a live show about when life was so bad, it was funny. Some of the Festival’s most distinguished guests come together in front of a live audience to confide about a painful and hilarious incident in their lives. Hosts Sarah Macdonald and Rebecca Huntley welcome guests Clementine Ford (Fight Like a Girl), academic Susan Carland, Miles Franklin award-winning writer Frank Moorhouse, performance poet Ivan Coyote and journalist Desi Anwar (CNN Indonesia).

Presented with Giant Dwarf.

Sarah Macdonald (Australian)

Sarah Macdonald

Sarah Macdonald is a broadcaster and writer. She currently presents The Evening Show on ABC Radio Sydney, NSW and Canberra. Her best selling travel memoir Holy Cow has been translated into several languages and is still one of the travel bibles of India. Her latest book is So...You’re Having a Teenager: An A-Z of adolescence. Sarah also co-presents the Full Catastrophe a storytelling event and podcast.

Rebecca Huntley (Australian)

Rebecca Huntley

Rebecca Huntley is a researcher, writer and broadcaster. She presents The History Listen on ABC Radio National and writes for ABC Life. She heads Vox Populi Research. She is on the Board of The Whitlam Institute and The Bell Shakespeare Company. Her next book on climate change is out in June 2020.