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Adelaide Writers' Week Finalises 2018 Program

Adelaide Writers' Week Finalises 2018 Program

Adelaide Writers’ Week has announced its final program and schedule for 2018’s iteration of the literary event, the last of Laura Kroetsch’s tenure as its director.

The final announcement adds 20 local and international authors to the previously announced bill, bringing the full lineup to a fulsome 84 writers.

The new raft of talent includes French screenwriter and novelist David Foenkinos, Canadian science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow and Australian writers Justine Larbalestier, Melanie Cheng, Wendy Orr, Clive Hamilton as well as journalists Julia Baird and Robert Wainwright.

Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch said in a release that this year’s program and collection of authors is designed to probe the concept of change.

“In 2018, the program explores the idea of change: changes that we all feel in the world around us, changes in the individual or changes in the literary landscape,” Kroetsch said. “There’s a real balance of fiction and non-fiction and the program is full of opportunities for readers and writers to discover something they may have never come across.”

This year marks Kroetsch’s last year as Adelaide Writers’ Week’s director, as she pursues a role as program director at Dark Mofo.

“Throughout my time at Writers’ Week I’ve wanted to challenge and excite the community,” said Kroetsch. “To encourage them to think about issues that affect people all over the world and to expand the audiences frame of reference. I’m excited to see that happen through the 2018 program.”

Second Adelaide Writers Week Announcement Authors

Julia Baird
Judith Brett
Pam Brown
Felicity Castagna
Bernice Chauly
Melanie Cheng
Claire G Coleman
Phil Cummings
Cory Doctorow
Ceridwen Dovey
Mike Dumbleton
David Foenkinos
Clive Hamilton
Eva Hornung
Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
Justine Larbalestier
Jennifer Mills
Fiona McFarlane
Dervla McTiernan
Wendy Orr
Jane Rawson
Robert Wainwright

The full Adelaide Writers’ Week program is available at

Adelaide Writers’ Week
Saturday, March 3 until Thursday, March 8
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden

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