Talented Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney students were on ground during Festival week to interview authors, review sessions, and much more. Student Eden Faithfull shares her experience as a Media Hub intern.
Talented Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Sydney students were

The View from the Media Hub

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Festival guest Rajith Savanadasa was recently named one of The Sydney Morning Herald's 2017 Best Young Australian Novelists. Read an interview with him on The Rumpus below.
Festival guest Rajith Savanadasa was recently named one of The Sydney Morning

On Speaking Plainly: A Conversation with Rajith Savanadasa

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Linda Morris
'One of the best ways to live in step with the truth are the two holy acts of reading and writing.' Listen to lauded author George Saunders' Opening Night Address on the Festival's theme of refuge.
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One of the best ways to live in step with the truth

SWF Podcast: 2017 Opening Night Address — George Saunders

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Critically acclaimed essayist and novelist Brit Bennett delivered a wise and heartfelt Opening Night Address on the Festival's theme of refuge. Listen on iTunes or Omny below.
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Critically acclaimed essayist and novelist Brit Bennett delivered a wise and heartfelt

SWF Podcast: 2017 Opening Night Address — Brit Bennett

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What to read, listen to, and discover post-Festival — some excellent recommendations from Time Out Sydney's editorial director Alyx Gorman.
What to read listen to and discover postFestival some excellent recommendations from

Post-Festival Recommendations by Alyx Gorman

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The brilliant Mona Chalabi was a guest of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering this week. Watch the episode on ABC iview below!
The brilliant Mona Chalabi was a guest of The Weekly with Charlie

ABC iview : The Weekly With Charlie Pickering - Series 3 Ep 19

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Lawyer and former Solicitor-General of Australia Justin Gleeson delivered a compelling examination of freedom of speech in Australia for this year's PEN Lecture. Read a transcript below.
Lawyer and former SolicitorGeneral of Australia Justin Gleeson delivered a compe

Justin Gleeson Talks Threats to Freedom of Expression at Sydney Writers' Festival – Sydney PEN

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The 64th Sydney Film Festivall is here! For the next 12 days, discover 400+ sessions of 295 films at cinemas across the city, plus free talks, parties and more. Explore the program:
The Australian Financial Review chats to Festival guest Susan Faludi — read to the end for Susan's excellent list of book recommendations!
The Australian Financial Review chats to Festival guest Susan Faludi read to

Author Susan Faludi on her transgender father, Trump and feminism today

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The Book Club hosted a special Sydney Writers' Festival panel last week, featuring George Saunders, Anne Enright, Brit Bennett and Mikhail Zygar. Catch up on iView below, and watch a new episode with Colson Whitehead and Natalie Haynes on the ABC at 10pm tonight!
The Book Club hosted a special Sydney Writers Festival panel last week

ABC iview : The Book Club - Series 11 Ep 7 Sydney Writers' Festival Books That Changed My Life

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Dean Morovich
Our friends at 2ser FM - Real Radio sit down with Artistic Director Michaela McGuire to chat about the highlights of this year's Festival. Click below to listen.
Our friends at 2ser FM Real Radio sit down with Artistic Director

Podcast: Final Draft - 2ser

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'People are obviously deluded in this country — they still believe in books!' Hear from Hisham Matar, George Saunders, Rupi Kaur and many more of our guests in our 2017 wrap video.
People are obviously deluded in this country they still believe in books

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Hear from Hisham Matar, George Saunders, Susan Faludi, Bill Hayes, Colson Whitehead, Rupi Kaur, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Lawrence Krauss, Ivan Coyote and many mo...

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Mala Naidoo
Andrew McPhail
Australians rank reading as our favourite leisure activity — and we still prefer a printed book in our hands.

The Australia Council for the Arts and Macquarie University recently surveyed thousands of Australians about their reading habits. The resulting report, 'Reading the Reader' was launched last week at the Festival and is now available online.
Australians rank reading as our favourite leisure activity and we still prefer

Reading the reader: A survey of Australian reading habits – Australia Council

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Guest writer Alyx Gorman wraps up the Festival with some thoughts on the theme of 'refuge'.
Guest writer Alyx Gorman wraps up the Festival with some thoughts on the theme of 'refuge'

Closing Thoughts: Writers On Refuge

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If you're anything like us, you walked away from the Festival with a pile of new books. Now it's time to find a spot of winter sunshine and get down to reading.
If youre anything like us you walked away from the Festival with

The best places to read in Sydney | What's On - City of Sydney

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Frances Hegarty
Acknowledge that elephant in the room, ask prickly questions and flip your perspective on what you know to be true with other curious, open-minded people. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents #ConversationStarters – a weekend-long event opening doors to difficult conversations and figuring out how we can make sense of our global situation, together. From weaving workshops to artist...
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Acknowledge that elephant in the room ask prickly questions and flip your

Conversation Starters

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The Sydney Film Festival kicks off in just seven days! With over 288 films and 400 sessions from international and local filmmakers, there's so much to discover. Tickets are selling fast. Book here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Guardian Australia team wraps up the Festival with six things they learned...
The Guardian Australia team wraps up the Festival with six things they learned

Sydney writers' festival 2017 roundup: six things we learned

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Emma Lignum
Read about the 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival from the perspective of one of our wonderful volunteers.
Read about the 2017 Sydney Writers Festival from the perspective of one

DIARY OF A VOLUNTEER - SYDNEY WRITER'S FESTIVAL 2017 Review - Sydney Arts Guide

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