Andrew Solomon opened this year’s Sydney Writers Festival with a moving and provocative address that brought the audience to tears and laughter with stories of his experiences as a gay man and tales from his book, FAR FROM THE TREE.
Penguin Random House hosted the first-ever National Book Bloggers Forum in Sydney. The day was an overwhelming success with 97% of attendees rating the day as “excellent" or “very good”.
As an editor, I’m a professional guest inhabiting another person’s world. I’ve been allowed – sometimes reluctantly, sometimes warmly – to make suggestions where the writing can be shored up, pushed farther, pared back or reimagined.
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