SWF Gala: Origin Story

Sydney Writers' Festival

SWF Gala: Origin Story

Some of the Festival’s most celebrated guests reveal the books that made them want to become writers. Literary luminaries will discuss intimate and varied influences, offering insights into what shaped them as writers and informed some of today’s important literary works. The international line-up features acclaimed writer and essayist Robert Dessaix (The Pleasures of Leisure), Hannah Kent (The Good People), Ian Rankin (bestselling crime writer of the Inspector Rebus novels) and Pulitzer Prize finalist Joy Williams (Ninety-Nine Stories of God). Hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans.

Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, Hisham Matar will no longer be appearing at this event. 

Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval.

Ticket Info


Standard $45

A Reserve

Standard $35
Concession $25

B Reserve

Standard $25
Concession $20

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication.

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