Author Talks from your Armchair

The Sydney Writers’ Festival has some great satellite festival events including talks by three of Australia’s top authors.

On three nights, Tuesday April 27 to Thursday April 29, Sydney Writers’ Festival and the State Library of NSW has re-imagined its popular in-person library program to stream Nights At the Library thanks to the support of the Hawkesbury Library Service.

Celebrated writer Kate Grenville (The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection) discusses her latest novel, A Room Made of Leaves, which draws on the life of Elizabeth Macarthur (wife of the notorious wool baron John Macarthur).

You can catch her online on Tuesday, April 27 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Anita Heiss, award-winning author of Tiddas (currently being adapted for the stage) and Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms, discusses her latest novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, an engrossing portrayal of love, loss and belonging on Wiradjuri Country on Wednesday, April 28 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

One of Australia’s finest crime writers, Candice Fox discusses her latest novel, The Chase, an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller set in the Nevada Desert after a mass prison breakout lets loose 650 of the country’s most dangerous prisoners. Her talk will be on Thursday, April 29 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

All three events are free. Bookings are essential and can be done via: