The program for the 2013 Adelaide Festival, to be held between 1 and 17 March 2013, has been launched.
Next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week will be held between 2 and 7 March. Among the international authors who will participate in the week are: Edward St Aubyn (UK), Kevin Powers (US), Tom Holland (UK), Dennis Lehane (US), AM Homes (US), Emily Perkins (NZ), Anne de Courcy (UK), Harry Ricketts (NZ), Ahdaf Soueif (Egypt), Chika Unigwe (Belgium), Emily St John Mandel (US), Andrea Hirata (Indonesia), Madeleine Thien (Canada), Fuchsia Dunlop (UK), Zsuzsi Gartner (Canada), Steven Poole (UK), Karen Lord (Barbados), Scott Westerfeld (US), Frank Westerman (Netherlands), Ann Wroe (UK), Loretta Napoleoni (Italy) and Omphile Molusi (South Africa).
Among the local authors participating in the event are: Max Allen, Judith Beveridge, Tony Birch, James Boyce, Robert Drewe, Pat Grant, Kerry Greenwood, Gideon Haigh, Chloe Hooper, Toni Jordan, Thomas Keneally, Christopher Koch, Ramona Koval, Mike Ladd, Justine Larbalestier, Stuart Littlemore, Drusilla Modjeska, Brenda Niall, Peter Robb, Nicolas Rothwell, John Tranter, Geordie Williamson and Charlotte Wood.
Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch told Bookseller+Publisher that the 2013 Writers’ Week will focus on a number of themes, including immigration and the tradition of telling war stories through different types of writing. Kroetsch said the program is about ‘connecting Australians with a wider world’ and bringing to Australia writers whose work has not previously been represented here.
The complete program for the 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week will be released in January 2013. For more information about the Adelaide Festival, click here.