Adelaide Writers' Week
Adelaide Writers' Week, held in the capital of South Australia and considered one of the world's pre-eminent literary events, is a traditional part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts fortnight where attendees meet and discuss literature with Australian and international writers in "Meet the Author" sessions, readings and lectures. It is held in Adelaide's Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden and is free to the public.
2008's Writers' Week was held between 2 March and 7 March 2008 and featured a number of prize-winning authors, including Ian McEwan, Peter Carey, Paul Auster, Geraldine Brooks, and Tim Parks. Other notable authors included feminist Germaine Greer, British historian Richard Holmes, Sri Lanka native Roma Tearne, and American author Siri Hustvedt. Australian authors included poet and novelist David Malouf, Robyn Davidson, Tumby Bay native Kate Llewellyn, Matt Rubinstein, Looking for Alibrandi author Melina Marchetta, and actor and novelist William McInnes.
2006's Writers' Week focused on Dutch and Indian writing and was held between the 5 March and 10 March 2006. Notable visiting authors included Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham, crime novelists Val McDermid, Andrew Taylor & Minette Walters and Indian author Vikram Seth. Australian authors included historian professor Geoffrey Blainey and Adelaidean Peter Goldsworthy
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