Tex is a funny prick. In an industry full of people who take themselves SO seriously, Perkins is a breath of fresh air.
Interview with Mandy Nolan “I didn’t write the story hoping for forgiveness. I wrote it hoping for life.” Prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy Barnes has been a storyteller for more than 40 years, sharing his life and passions with Australians... Read More →
Grace Author: Morris Gleitzman Reviewed by: Billie Aitken-McGregor Class: Age 11 Byron Bay Public School “We were a happy family. We were bountiful. But it came to pass that I started doing sins. And that’s when all our problems began.”... Read More →
This year’s Byron Writers Festival hosts a range of conversations for those interested in delving into the environment, astronomy and science, led by some of the world’s leading scientific minds. From discoveries made below the waterline, to those made looking... Read More →
Tony Jones was still at school when Lionel Murphy raided ASIO. After an ABC cadetship, he joined Four Corners as a reporter in 1985, and later Dateline at SBS in 1986. He subsequently was an ABC foreign correspondent, for a... Read More →
Bangalow local Robert Drewe is an Australian literary legend whose more than 20 highly acclaimed books, including novels, short stories and memoirs have won state, national and international prizes, been widely translated, and been adapted for film, television, theatre and... Read More →
Byron Writers Festival will feature stars of the Australian music industry who not only can hold a tune but also can hold a pen, and have written or co-written revealing memoirs, and a novel. Read on for more about their... Read More →
Trapped underwater in agonising pain, shackled and sinking and desperately trying not to give in to the urgent need to breathe, I really thought maybe I had pushed myself too far this time. The scar was still fresh from my... Read More →
Byron Writers Festival has pulled out all stops to create a day full of fun, inspiration and creativity to ignite the imaginations of children. Seven acclaimed children’s authors will face their toughest and most vocal audience at the Greenstone Partners... Read More →
Never been to Byron Writers Festival? We ask Byron resident and festival-lover Emily Brugman, 27, her top tips for the first-time festival-goer. Tell us a bit about the festival. The Byron Writers Festival is a three-day event that brings... Read More →
Scientist, explorer and conservationist Tim Flannery is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently... Read More →
Review by Mandy Nolan When writer Nikki Gemmel’s mother Elayn unexpectedly ended her life, the author was thrown into a raft of intense emotions: grief, outrage, disbelief, shock. How could she have not seen this coming? What could she had... Read More →
Byron Writers Festival is taking spoken word artist Miles Merrill and novelists Sophie Green and Jennifer Down on the road to Casino, Glenn Innes and Tenterfield on the StoryBoard bus.
Sally Rippin is one of the country’s best-loved children’s authors and was Australia’s highest-selling female author in 2016. Writing for almost 20 years, Sally has written more than 50 books for children and young adults, and holds numerous awards for... Read More →
'The story of Nujeen, amazing young woman and Syrian refugee, reminds the world that refugees, just like others, have aspirations and dreams for peace, education and a better society.'
Byron Writers Festival is hosting more than 20 different feature events throughout the region. Here are just a couple to whet your appetite. Literary Dinner: Global Roaming and Probing Join investigative journalists Pulitzer prize-winning Mei Fong and Gold Walkley award-winning... Read More →
We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature. American biologist David George Haskell won acclaim for his eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world with his book The Forest Unseen. With his... Read More →
‘If anyone’s written more beautifully and modestly about this country and its people I’m not aware of it.’ – Tim Winton ‘Mahood is a writer of country. Her chapters unfurl like the ribbons of red dunes.’ – Bruce Pascoe Since... Read More →
Byron Writers Festival organisers have unwrapped their program for 2017, featuring more than 130 guests and six stages.