Last week at Sydney Writers Festival, I fell under the spell of the graceful being that is Ben Okri.
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Writing requires listening – very deep listening – to the world, to other people, to oneself.
I look forward to the Sydney Writers’ Festival every year, eagerly scanning the program for my favourite writers and the topics that hook me. For me, the festival is about two things – learning more about the world I live in, and understanding how writers write. 1,300 more words
2015 Opening Address: Mohsin Hamid
The theme of the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival is a question with no easy answer: “How To Live?” It was a question Mohsin Hamid, acclaimed Pakistani author, ruminated on during his opening address to the Festival, … 792 more words