The evening takes a playful turn as the renowned wit of The Chaser’s Chris Taylor is met with some of the sharpest minds of the Festival. Candid and conversational, highbrow and low, strap yourself in for a lively chat that encompasses everything from pop culture to politics. Relaxed, rollicking and at times risqué, Chris joins guests including My Dad Wrote a Porno’s Jamie Morton; and bestselling author of the Captive Prince trilogy, C.S. Pacat. 

Chris Taylor (Australian)

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is a writer, performer and broadcaster who's best known as a member of The Chaser team, responsible for television shows such as CNNNN and The Chaser's War on Everything. Chris is also one of the founders of Sydney’s live performance space Giant Dwarf. More recently, he's the creator, co-writer and producer of the upcoming Foxtel drama Upright starring Tim Minchin. He happily agrees to moderate any Sydney Writers' Festival event that Annabel Crabb is too busy to fit into her schedule.

Holly Throsby (Australian)

Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby is a musician and novelist from Sydney. She has released five solo albums, a collection of original children’s songs, and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper (with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann). Holly has been nominated for four ARIAs. Holly’s debut novel Goodwood was a critically acclaimed bestseller, shortlisted for numerous awards. Her second novel Cedar Valley was published to rave reviews. It has been longlisted for the Indie Book Award.