It’s perilously hard to build a career as a writer in Australia under normal circumstances, so imagine the experiences of more than 100 local writers who released their first books in 2020 – in the shadow of a global pandemic. No book launches, no browsing in bookshops, no tours, no writers’ festivals.

Join us for a Closing Night party like no other: the first SWF Debutante Ball. Raise a glass and help us welcome the COVID Class of 2020 into literary society.

Thanks to ARA.