Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Ann Patchett will be unable to attend the Sydney Writers’ Festival due to travel concerns.

Two of the most acclaimed writers in fiction today, Ann Patchett (The Dutch House) and Kevin Wilson (Nothing to See Here) have been close friends for more than 20 years. In a rare and intimate glimpse into their literary and personal bond, the beloved Tennessean authors share stories of their friendship, their deep admiration of each other’s work and how they both explore the theme of family through their fiction. They also reveal what they hope to accomplish in the future and which books have been occupying their bedside tables.

Ann Patchett is supported by David Fite.

Ann Patchett (International)

Ann Patchett

Unfortunately, Ann Patchett is unable to attend the Sydney Writers’ Festival due to travel concerns.

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of non-fiction. She has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction three times; with The Magician's Assistant in 1998, winning the prize with Bel Canto in 2002, and was most recently shortlisted with State of Wonder in 2012. She is also the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. Her most recent novel is The Dutch House.

Kevin Wilson (International)

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, as well as three novels including The Family Fang  which was adapted for film and starred Nicole Kidman – and Perfect Little World. His most recent novel is Nothing to See Here, which Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote of in The New York Times: "Good Lord, I can't believe how good this book is... It's wholly original. It's also perfect." Kevin lives with his family in Sewanee, Tennessee.