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Sydney Writers’ Festival: Carriageworks Edition 2016

Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), in partnership with Carriageworks, are presenting two fascinating talks in March from renowned international writers Simon Winchester (UK), author of new biography Pacific Ocean, and award-winning author Andrew O’Hagan (UK).

Carriageworks and SWF’s new partnership presents this exclusive opportunity to see Winchester in his only Sydney appearance, where he will be speaking about his new book telling the story of oceans, coral reefs, the beauty of the sea – but also of atom bombs and dictators, the collapse of empires and the diminishing power of the world’s superpowers.

People will also have the chance to join the award-winning  O’Hagan, who gave one of the more memorable talks at the 2007 SWF event. This year he will be discussing his new novel, The Illuminations, a story about family, loyalty, secrecy and so much more, which was long-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

“I’m delighted to be co-presenting these extraordinary writers…as part of our mini March Festival,” said SWF’s Artistic Director, Jemma Birrell. “It will give our audiences a taste of the wonderful things to come at the May Festival and reflects our ongoing partnership with Carriageworks”. (ASha)

March 3, 6–7pm (Simon Winchester) 8pm (Andrew O’Hagan). Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. $25-$35 each. Tickets & info: swf.org.au or ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 723 038

 

BY ANVI SHARMA

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