- Festivals & Events
From South Asia’s most inspiring writers speaking in Jaipur to literary heavyweights entertaining crowds at Hay, book festivals are now a truly international affair. Bibliophiles can get their cultural fix across continents and throughout the year, taking their pick between huge extravaganzas and intimate gatherings. Here are some of the highlights in 2016:
Feb 28–Mar 9
June 29–July 3Sydney in May. With other venues including heritage wharves, the Opera House and the Blue Mountains, the city’s annual festival is a scenic celebration of the written word. A jam-packed programme features over 400 international writers and events are attended by 80,000 avid readers each year. Programme details go live in March.
16–22 May 2016
August 13–29Berlin’s ten-day annual literature festival. Founded in 2001, the festival enters its sixteenth year next September and will feature a cast of writers from most continents, performing readings and speaking in panel events.
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