May 27, 2020

Roaring Reads That Crack Us Up

Whether you’re a giggler, snorter or deep-belly laugher, here are our recommendations for novels to lift your moods and pleat your minds with joy: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  Douglas Adams Liftoff laughs. It’s late, you’re tired, and you want a quick, fun and short read: this cult classic ticks all those boxes, under 200 […]

February 4, 2020

Meet the Programming Team

Meet the Programming team for the 2020 Melbourne Writers Festival, led by Associate Director Gene Smith and Program Manager Sonia Nair. Gene is a writer, producer and programmer, and joined the Festival in July 2018 as Program Manager before being appointed Associate Director in late 2019. Prior to moving to Melbourne, he was at Sydney […]

All You Need is Love (and the MWF Podcast)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s all about the romance genre and those who pen it. Delve into new discussions from A Day of Romance, all recorded live at the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival. Swoon! Content warning: sessions contain discussion about sex and mature themes. Who Gets to Love? Statistics show that romance […]

November 14, 2019

New on the MWF Podcast

This month on the MWF Podcast, we hear from some of the amazing authors, activists and musicians who made MWF19 extraordinary. DeRay Mckesson: On the Other Side of Freedom Civil rights activist and author DeRay Mckesson is one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. He speaks to Benjamin Law about his […]

October 21, 2019

My Gorgeous Australian Lady: Love & Melbourne People’s Choice Winner

Melbourne Writers Festival partnered with Study Melbourne to deliver the Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition for international students. ‘My Gorgeous Australian Lady’ by Elizabeth Loaiza was shortlisted in the English Language Training category and was voted the winner of the People’s Choice Award.   My Gorgeous Australian Lady by Elizabeth Loaiza I never imagined that […]