For a literary festival that was built around the theme of power, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, which finished up on Sunday night, certainly packed a punch. In fact, its opening salvo, an address given by Pakistan’s Fatima Bhutto, appropriately called Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, set the tone for what was a week long exploration of power and passion.
And the best thing about the festival? The fact that more than 80,000 people who generally indulge in that most solitary of habits – reading – came out in force to Continue reading
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