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UNSW x Sydney Writers' Festival 2024

20 – 26 May 2024
8.00am – 8.00pm AEST
From 20 – 26 May 2024!

UNSW Sydney is the exclusive university sponsor and proud Premier Partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Featuring UNSW academics and researchers on Sydney Writers’ Festival stages, and events at the UNSW Kensington Campus, this partnership brings together a shared vision of creativity, curiosity and thought leadership.

Explore the Sydney Writers’ Festival events featuring UNSW academics and researchers below, and don’t forget to register for the UNSW Kensington Campus event, Refuge: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Shankari Chandran.

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22 May 2.00pm 3.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Unearthing the lives and letters of Clift, Hazzard and Harrower.
23 May 10.00am 10.30am
Sydney Writers' Festival – Curiosity Lecture | Uncover the letters between eminent novelists Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower.
23 May 11.00am 12.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Reimagining Australia’s international identity.
23 May 5.00pm 6.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | An epic family saga of love, faith and life in South India.
23 May 6.30pm 7.30pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Two prize-winning novelists on the refugee’s search for sanctuary.
23 May 8.00pm 9.15pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Man vs machine – an intellectual battle royal.
24 May 11.00am 11.30am
Sydney Writers' Festival – Curiosity Lecture | How will your wallet fare in this digital age?
24 May 6.00pm 7.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Leading sexperts look back at hot and heavy history.
25 May 3.30pm 4.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival – Curiosity Lecture | How to trust your gut, supported by trailblazing research.
25 May 5.00pm 6.00pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | How did property come to determine the Lucky Country’s wealth?
26 May 12.30pm 1.30pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Life, liberty and the pursuit of bilateral diplomacy.
26 May 3.30pm 4.30pm
Sydney Writers' Festival | Exposing the technology of modern warfare.