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Richard Flanagan and Anna Funder on Writing

Friday 24 May 2024, 6pm

Two of Australia’s most important writers, Richard Flanagan (Question 7) and Anna Funder (Wifedom), discuss writing in the margins between fiction and non-fiction, history and memoir, personal and public. With historian Clare Wright.


Paul Lynch: Prophet Song

Friday 24 May 2024, 8pm

Sit down with novelist Paul Lynch, who won the 2023 Booker Prize for his fifth book, Prophet Song, a dystopian nightmare set in Ireland’s near future. The Booker Prize judges described it as a novel “to remind us of all that is worth saving”. In conversation with Michael Williams.


The Drowning with Bryan Brown and Sam Neill*

Saturday 25 May, 5:30pm

Last year, Bryan Brown interviewed Sam Neill at the Festival. This year, it’s Bryan’s turn in the hot seat, as Sam interviews him about his gripping new crime novel, The Drowning.



Creativity, Joy, Grace*

Saturday 25 May, 7:30pm

Find sanctuary in this uplifting and inspiring conversation as award-winning journalist Julia Baird (Bright Shining) and bestselling author Holly Ringland (The House That Joy Built) celebrate creativity, joy and grace. With Michaela Kalowski.


*These events will be Auslan interpreted.