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 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.
Gloria Steinem calls herself a ‘hopeaholic’. More than ever, the world needs unbiased hope for the future. From New York, the iconic feminist shares personal challenges, political issues and the poetry of everyday life with Dr Kirstin Ferguson.
Peter Read and Dennis Foley explore the history of Aboriginal Sydney and paint a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up Aboriginal in Sydney, alongside the colonists, from 1788 to the present and give an honest account of the disappointment, pain and terror experienced by Sydney’s First Peoples and a celebration of the survival of their spirit.
The 2022 Canberra Writers Festival returns
In the spirit of our passion for words and ideas, we are delighted to announce that the 2022 Canberra Writers Festival will be staged from Wednesday 10 August through to Sunday 14 August, with a welcome return to a full program of live events.
After two years of pandemic mayhem, a broad range and popular line-up of authors whose work and words will engage, inform, challenge, and inspire you. Across more than 60 live events, the festival will once again offer a diverse and dynamic range of international, national, and local literary talent under our driving theme of Power Politics Passion.
Our full program will be officially launched on Wednesday 29 June at 6.00pm.