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The 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival Program was announced on Thursday March 15 at the new Festival Hub of Carriageworks.

The 21st Sydney Writers’ Festival runs Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May 2018 with 60 international and 400 Australian writers, academics and public figures talking on the theme of Power at the Festival Hub and in venues across Greater Sydney and the nation through the Live & Local streaming program.

Artistic Director, Michaela McGuire, said:

Across the 2018 program, our guests will examine power and its adjacent qualities, and its relationship to sex, money, politics, identity, and the state of the world. We’ll be making a firm case for literature, stories and public conversation helping resist the pull of a backward-lurching culture.

To open the Festival, three of the worlds most celebrated literary figures André Aciman (Call Me by Your Name); Min Jin Lee (Pachinko); and Alexis Okeowo (A Moonless, Starless Sky); will each deliver an address on the theme of power.

The History Council of NSW will be hosting the event ‘Immersive Histories’ in partnership with the Sydney Writers Festival. This free event will see the winners of the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards – Mark McKenna, Peter Hobbins and Adam Clulow discuss how they immersed themselves in evidence and place to create rich and engaging narratives.

To find out which writers will be attending the festival and to register for events visit their website.