First look at 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival

Three international speakers have been revealed for the 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival with more to come.
Upcoming speakers at Melbourne Writers Festival. L to R: Paul Murray, Leslie Jamison, Michael Cunningham. Photo: Supplied. On the left is a Caucasian man with greying brown hair and a beard, wearing a checkered shirt and looking slightly stern at the camera. In the middle is a Caucasian woman with brown hair hanging in front of her shoulders, head slightly tiled and wearing a vibrant patterned top. On the right is a Caucasian man with black frame glasses, short grey hair and a small smile, wearing a blue shirt.

Melbourne Writers Festival has offered a glimpse into its 2024 program, which this year will run from 6-12 May.

In a Melbourne Writers Festival exclusive, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham will open the Festival with an in-conversation event alongside Ailsa Piper at Melbourne Town Hall on 8 May.

Cunningham will introduce his novel and newest work in nearly a decade, named Day. It is a family saga following the lives of three haunted New Yorkers during a mysterious pandemic.

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