Where do I start?

We are overjoyed to unveil the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival line-up. Rich with international and Australian voices, our luminous program brings together more than 400 writers to challenge and inspire us as they explore the 2019 Festival theme: Lie to Me.

The Festival program is brimming with the world's best authors, award-winning journalists, political commentators, historians, activists, poets and performers. We also encourage you to delve in to find your favourite writers and storytellers or discover the newest literary stars from around the world.

Amid the 300 plus events on the bill, you might not know where to start. For further insight into the 2019 Festival, read Artistic Director Michaela McGuire's message and listen to her chat about the program with Annabel Crabb on our podcast channel.

Readers, writers and lovers of literature, we wish you a remarkable Festival.