May's literary festival includes more than 400 events from international and Australian writers. Under the aegis of new artistic director Michaela McGuire, the 20th Sydney Writers’ Festival is united by the theme ‘refuge’. McGuire has booked an impressive list of guests from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction, publishing and podcasting. We've listed our highlights of the program, from the Teen Vogue editor to cult podcast heroes. Hibernate with a hot drink and a long read in these bookshops with cafes in Sydney. Find 50 things to do in May.