The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz has sold over three million copies worldwide and the recently published sequel, Cilka’s Story, is also a global bestseller. Both books blend fiction with fact. Heather Morris talks with Juliet Rieden about memory, history and how to respect both when writing historical fiction.

The Passion Of Prague

The inimitable Simon Winchester turns the microphone around on beloved broadcaster Richard Fidler and interviews him on the magical city that is Prague. From its origins in medieval darkness, via the Velvet Revolution, to an uncertain present, this is an unmissable conversation between two passionate storytellers.

The 2021 Canberra Writers Festival will be held from 18 to 22 August. The program will be announced in July.

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Covid-19 Safety Measures

The health and safety of our staff, audience and artists is important to us. Each of the Canberra Writers Festival’s venues have implemented safety measures in line with recommendations from the Australian Government’s Department of Health and ACT government.

We are committed to ensuring safe physical distancing by using separate entrances and exits, ensuring visitor traffic only moves in one direction within each venue, and limiting the number of tickets. Venues have increased on-site cleaning to help protect the community.

Please help us to keep our community safe

  • Keeping a 1.5 metre distance helps protect everyone.
  • Remember to wash your hands regularly to protect yourself and others.
  • If you feel unwell, please postpone your visit.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at all venues.