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Join Booker Prize-winning Irish writer Anne Enright for a conversation about personal histories and her new novel, The Green Road.
Join 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead for a conversation about history, his early career and what it's like to be selected for Oprah's Book Club.
Join 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Hisham Matar for a conversation about his brilliant portrait of a nation, a people on the cusp of change and a family negotiating love and loss.
For more than 55 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.
"A blaze of hope, skill, diversity and fun... Right from the start it was obvious the Festival program was a beautifully crafted objet d’art. It’s hard to pick out highlights from a highlight year."
Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Curated by Director Laura Kroetsch, each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.
Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events throughout the year, and the popular free Kids’ Weekend, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures.
Over the last 55 years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and so much more. Take a look at the guest lists from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Listen to the conversations as they happened with these podcasts from 2013, 2014 , 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Future Adelaide Writers' Week dates
2018: 3 – 8 Mar
2019: 2 – 7 Mar
A marvellously free six-day event in a shady spot on the edge of the Torrens River.
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