On Monday, March 28th 2022 at 6pm, we will be releasing 3 and 6 session passes.

Be amongst the first to secure passes to a smorgasbord of literary shenanigans, including panel discussions, In Conversations, and special events.

And please, a round of applause for our second author announcement, as we welcome …

Jane Caro

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. Her most recent non-fiction work is Accidental Feminists, about the fate of women over 50. The Mother is her first novel for adults.

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Stan Grant unable to attend

One of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalist with a storied 30-year career, Stan Grant is the ABC’s International Affairs Analyst, the co-host of Q&A, a Senior Fellow at the Australian Department of Defence, and a powerful voice in Indigenous affairs. With the Falling of Dusk was released in 2021.



Diana-Reid, photo by Daniel BoudDiana Reid

Diana she co-wrote and produced, 1984! The Musical! and was heading for Edinburgh Fringe when COVID-19 saw the cancellation of global theatre, and she decided she’d spend her time in writing a manuscript. Love & Virtue was the result, a debut novel of consent, privilege and betrayal that immediately became the talk of the season..

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Thomas Keneally

Novelist, playwright, essayist and actor, Thomas Keneally is one of Australia’s great literary treasures. He is perhaps best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler’s Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was adapted for the screen as Schindler’s List. His latest novel, Corporal Hitler’s Pistol, was released in 2021

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Anita Heiss

Dr Anita Heiss is an award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction and children’s novels. She is a proud member of the Wiradyuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation.

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Kaya WilsonKaya Wilson

Kaya Wilson is a writer and tsunami scientist based in Australia. His non-fiction writing blends essay and memoir to explore universal themes of identity, gender and origin. He was the winner of the of the 2019 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship,and has been shortlisted for many awards.

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