Take refuge between the covers
The festival features more than 400 events and follows the theme of ‘Refuge’ as masterminded by the new artistic director Michaela McGuire. McGuire has booked an impressive list of international guests from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction, publishing and podcasting, including Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, feminist writer Roxane Gay, crime writer Ian Rankin, American debut novelist Brit Bennett (The Mothers), My Dad Wrote a Porno's Jamie Morton and The New York Times Book Review's Pamela Paul.
Broke? You’ll be pleased to know that approximately 40 per cent of the program is free to attend. And parents will love the full days dedicated to Young Adult fiction at Parramatta's Riverside Theatres and a Family Day at Walsh Bay's Pier 4/5.
See our top picks of this year’s festival program.