Australian Embassy

Australian Writers' Week 2016

Australian Writers' Week





A lineup of award-winning, internationally-recognised Australian authors has been announced to headline the Australian Embassy in Beijing’s ninth annual Australian Writers Week in China, 6-21 March.

Guest authors include one of the world’s leading creators of picture books Graeme Base, prominent literary author Robert Drewe, celebrated historian Clare Wright and highly acclaimed children’s author Jane Godwin who will share their stories at international literary festivals, bookshops, libraries, schools and universities at twelve cities across China.

“I am delighted that this year’s Writers Week focuses on award-winning Australian authors. Australian literature is defined by its excellence and diversity, with Australian writers recognised around the world for their quality contemporary writing. We’re looking forward to sharing these voices with booklovers across China,” Australian Ambassador to China, HE Ms Jan Adams, said.

Presented by the Australian Embassy Beijing and Australian Consulates-General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, Australian Writers Week is a celebration of Australian stories and voices shared with Chinese audiences.

“By sharing our stories, we create a greater understanding of Australian culture, history and society in China,” Ms Adams said. “It is hoped this celebration of Australian writers will encourage Chinese audiences to further explore Australian stories and create closer ties between our two countries.”

The events are made possible through the generous support of our partner, the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund. The Embassy also acknowledges support from The Bookworm Literary Festival and The Opposite House, and is proud to work closely with China’s Australian Studies Centre network to bring author events to university students across China.


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