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Win a Sydney Writers' Festival Package!

The Sydney Writers' Festival will be held from 22-28 May, 2017. 

For your chance to win a Sydney Writers' Festival package, simply email us at with your name, number and the title of your favourite Australian book.

The prize includes entry to five author events for 2 people: Di Morrissey, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Rankin, Sarah Wilson and a talk about reworking the classics with Rebecca Vaughan, Natalie Haynes, and Alys Moody.

Di Morrissey | May 25, 10-11am |
 Pier 2/3 Main Stage 

One of Australia’s favourite authors, Di Morrissey talks to Anne Summers about A Distant Journey, the story of an American girl seeking love on a sheep station.

Reworking the Classics | May 26, 10-11am
 | Pier 2/3 The Loft

Theatrical all-rounder Rebecca Vaughan and writer and comedian Natalie Haynes turn the classics on their heads with their playful modern makeovers. They discuss reinventing the classics with Alys Moody.

Jimmy Barnes | May 26, 7.30-8.30pm
 | Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

In his only festival appearance, rock legend Jimmy Barnes talks to the ABC’s Richard Glover about his memoir Working Class Boy, reflecting on his traumatic childhood and his dream to escape the suburbs by joining a band.

Ian Rankin | May 27, 7.30-8.30pm | Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

Ian Rankin is a bestselling crime writer known for his Inspector Rebus novels. Ian discusses his 21st instalment of the series, Rather Be The Devil, with award-winning author Candice Fox.

Sarah Wilson | May 28, 3-4pm | 
Pier 2/3 Main Stage

New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson talks to Helen McCabe about her newest offering, First, We Make The Beast Beautiful, which tackles anxiety with searing honesty and insight.

Please note: The prize DOES NOT include flights to/from Sydney, transport to/from the events, or accommodation in Sydney. Read the full terms and conditions here

Competition closes 9am, Monday 22nd May 2017 (AEST)