Our Individual Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge our patrons for their extraordinary support and ongoing commitment to the Sydney Writers' Festival. 

Vice-regal Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC

Governor of New South Wales


Edward and Diane Federman

Matthew and Fiona Playfair

Kathy and Greg Shand

Rosie Williams and John Grill AO on behalf of the Serpentine Foundation


Sam Meers AO

David Paradice AO

Tag Family Foundation



Paula Cameron and Robert G Cameron AO

Alan Cameron AO and Sue Cameron

Benjamin Cohn-Urbach

David Fite and Catherine Norman

Michael and Alison Lawless

Louise and Tony Leibowitz

Vicki and Adam Liberman

The Russell Mills Foundation

Rosebrook Foundation

Felicity Rourke and Justice Francois Kunc

Margie Seale and David Hardy

Michelle and Jonny Shein

John Taberner

Jane and Will Vicars

Lily and Su-Ming Wong



Deb and John Balderstone

Michele Brooks and Andrew Michael

Christina Boyce and Stephen Roberts

Jamie Carroll and Brett Osmond

Noirin and David Celermajer AO

Sally Cousens and John Stuckey

Catherine and Whitney Drayton

Lisa Goldberg and Danny Goldberg OAM

Megan Grace and Brighton Grace

Alexa and David Haslingden

Susan and Jeffrey Hauser

Nikki and Guy Hedley

Aletha and Michael Hoy

B Ilkovski

Fleur Jouault and Richard Hunt

Phillip Keir

The Key Foundation

Robin, Kate and Anna Low

The Low Family Foundation

David Marr and Sebastian Tesoriero

Robyn Martin-Weber

Sheila McGregor

Andrew Roberts

Paul Schoff and Stephanie Smee

Briony Scott and Mark Scott AO

Caroline and Emile Sherman

Deena Shiff and James Gillespie

Sharon and Allan Vidor

Tony Wheeler

Oranges and Sardines Foundation



Diane Balnaves

Jillian Broadbent

Jennifer Byrne

Melanie Caffrey and Craig Blair

Annabel Crabb

Carolyn Crawford

Roslyn and Paul Espie

Jennifer Giles and Andrew Spark

Emeritus Professor Lesley Hitchens

Judith Manion and Peter Dickerson

Sylvia and Lawrence Myers

Ashley and Aveen Stephenson

Rob Thomas AO


The Salon

Yasmin Allen

Deb Balderstone

Joanna Bird

Jessica Block

Marilyn Boyer

Catherine Brenner

Christine Britten-Jones

Lisa Chiba

Helen Dalley

Sarah Dow

Lyndell Droga

Sarah Dunn

Mandy Foley

Solene Gregory-Roberts

Antonia Haralambis

HOLOS Luxury Knitwear

Ann Johnson

Abigail Jones

Yvonne Le Bas

Ann Levi

Jane Marquard

Philippa McCaffery

Sheila McGregor

Sally McLennan

Karen Michael

Kate Morgan

Liz Nield

Kate O'Rourke

Alisa Pincus

Alison Renwick

Cecilia Rice

Annabel Ritchie

Cecilia Ritchie

Isobel Rogerson

Janne Ryan

Donna Scali

Claire Soos

Michelle Tredenick

Catriona Webster


Kim Anderson

Anne Arcus (Fogo Ltd)

Nadia Banihali

Helen Bauer and Helen Lynch AM

Angela Bowne SC

Christine Bishop

Maxine Brenner

Costas and Sarah Condoleon

Rowena Danziger

The Dunkel Family

Joanna Elliott and David Ryan

Carole Ferguson

Hugh Fitzhardinge

Kathleen Gilbert and Danny Gilbert AM

David and Jenny Goldstein

Michelle Gortan

Annette Higgs

Sophie Inwald

Gayl Jenkins

David Jonas & Desmon Du Plessis

Sonia Karoll

Michelle Katz and Andrew Silberberg

Alana Kennedy and Michael Hendler

Denise Knight

Karen Lee

Julia Limb

Ian Lovett

Hugh Mackay AO

Michelle Malek

Andrew Marr

Gail Marshall OAM

McLean Foundation

Karen Midalia

Keith Miller

Rosa and George Morstyn

Ian Neil SC

Carey, Peter and Michael Nolan

Jennie and Ivor Orchard

Pearl Consulting Pty Ltd

Mandie Purcell

Karen Reid

Marcella Robertson and Ian Robertson AO

Ryan Family Foundation

Dr. Sarah Sasson

Alison Savage

Eva Shand

Rena Shein

Ann and Quinn Sloan

Nicholas Smith

Alida Stanley

Ben and Suzy Strout

Dr Evan R. Soicher. in eternal memory

Sabine Thode

Liz Thompson

Sharon Tofler and Mark Tedeschi AM QC

Lucinda Wilson

Claire Wivell Plater and James Kirby

Connie and Sunny Yang



Anthea Burton and John Birrell

Chris Chow

Marina Cilona

Nadhirah Daud

Lauren Drake

Ash Fontana

Tom Gooch

Martin Green

Nick Harrington

Felicity Hughes

Laura Jackson and Tom Robson

Alasdair King

Emma Perera

Dr Joshua Preece

James Shore

Nicholas Smith

Herbert Smith Freehills - Owen Lunney

Herbert Smith Freehills - Cecilia Ngu

Herbert Smith Freehills - Jane Wang

Herbert Smith Freehills - Elisa Wong

Epilogue Circle

Andy Palmer


Current: March 2023