Festival 2014 Videos
David Malouf Interviewed by Tegan Bennett Daylight at Sydney Writers' Festival

In celebration of his 80th birthday, and a lifetime of exquisite writing, David Malouf sits down with writer and critic Tegan Bennett Daylight to talk about his life and his work, including his new full volume of poetry, Earth Hour, which charts the resilience of beauty amidst stubborn human grace, and a collection of personal essays, A First Place, which explores the idea of home in Australia.

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including 'The Great World' (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), 'Remembering Babylon' (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), 'An Imaginary Life', 'Conversations at Curlow Creek', 'Harland's Half Acre', 'Dream Stuff', 'Every Move You Make', his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street and Ransom. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. In 2014, the year of David's eightieth birthday, he has published a collection of essays, A First Place and a book of poetry 'Earth Hour'.


 
Seven Sisters Featuring Cobby Eckermann and Jenny Munroe

Share a unique journey of Australian Aboriginal poetry and spoken word, with seven multi-talented Aboriginal women from various language groups, each performing for seven minutes. Gain an insight to the essence of First Nation sisters; daughters, mothers and friends in a celebration of style, guile and all things worthwhile. Enjoy a performance focused on healing and strength, with a dash of comedy. Featuring Ali Cobby Eckermann and Jenny Munroe.


 
Vince Gilligan, Creator of Breaking Bad, Interview with Adam Spencer

It was a sensational evening as Vince Gilligan enthralled almost 4,000 people in two full-house events at Sydney Town Hall last Thursday.

Buzzing fans were treated to insights, stories and the motivations of the creator, writer and showrunner of Breaking Bad, described by Stephen King as 'the best of the 21st century'. Audiences showed their appreciation for Vince and interviewers, Adam Spencer and Benjamin Law, with two standing ovations. But it was humble Vince Gilligan who said he felt luckiest to be there with all of us.

Here is the full-length interview between Vince Gilligan and Adam Spencer.


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Andrew Solomon Opening Address at Sydney Writers' Festival

What an extraordinary opening to the 2014 Sydney Writers' Festival. It was impossible not to be moved by National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon's Opening Address, his powerful and inspiring personal stories of overcoming challenges and difference truly made the case that it is diversity that unites us all.


 


 

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