Some of the Festival’s most celebrated guests reveal the books that made them want to become writers. Literary luminaries will discuss intimate and varied influences, offering insights into what shaped them as writers and informed some of today’s important literary works. The international line-up features Booker Prize-winner Tom Keneally, acclaimed writer and essayist Robert Dessaix (The Pleasures of Leisure), Ian Rankin (bestselling crime writer of the Inspector Rebus novels) and Pulitzer Prize finalist Joy Williams (Ninety-Nine Stories of God). Hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans.
Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, Hisham Matar and Hannah Kent will no longer be appearing at this event.
Kate Evans (Australian)
Kate Evans is the co-host (with Cassie McCullagh) of the weekly radio show and podcast, The Bookshelf on ABC RN.