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Book review: Root and Branch, Eda Gunaydin

Twelve essays explore inheritance, family, identity and place through the lens of Turkish-Australian culture.

Performances & Gigs

Next Wave Festival

#EWF22 Closing Party: Lie To Me

Farewell the festival for another year with a night of interactive readings. As some of our favourite writers share stories,…

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Accessible Arts

Sydney Writers’ Festival – The Accessible Writer

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Next Wave

Hyperlocal Headlines ⏤ Make or Break

How does language influence our world view, or reveal our biases? Will the future of news be hyperlocal or distributed?…

Actor Tuuli Narkle in period dress, for production The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

The arts news you may have missed

What's on, what's in the headlines, and the latest program releases – to put you ahead of the game this…


How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)

Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.


Book review: The Tricky Art of Forgiveness, Meredith Jaffé

A questioning survey on the contract and compromises of a marriage.


Book review: If We Were Villains, ML Rio

A slow-burning, Shakespeare-drenched, dark academia mystery.


Book review: The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan

Another impressive psychological thriller by one of Australia's most talented crime writers.

Opinions & Analysis

How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID

Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.

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