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Three special Adelaide Writers' Week events

17 April 2015

Following the massive success of our inaugural out-of-season Adelaide Writers’ Week events in 2014, we’re thrilled to announce the first three events for 2015.

Renowned brain scientist and bestselling author Norman Doidge, Costa Book of The Year Award and Samuel Johnson Prize winner Helen Macdonald and David Mitchell, author of the smash hit Cloud Atlas will all travel to Adelaide in May this year for the out-of-season Adelaide Writers’ Week series.

Ticket prices:
Adults $25 | Friends $20 | Under 30’s $10 | Buy all three for $51
*transaction fees apply

Wheelchair accessible and AUSLAN interpreted
Wheelchair accessible and AUSLAN interpreted

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“H IS FOR HAWK”

HELEN MACDONALD IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURA KROETSCH

Meet the winner of the Costa Book of the Year and the Samuel Johnson Prize for an extraordinary conversation about love and loss.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and an affiliate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her third book has taken the literary world by storm, winning top awards and scoring rave reviews. “This book is a soaring triumph” The Telegraph

Visiting Australia to talk about her novel, Helen Macdonald speaks in Adelaide before delivering the closing keynote address at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Learn more about the memoir


Elder Hall | Sun 17 May | 4pm | BUY NOW

 

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“THE BONE CLOCKS”

DAVID MITCHELL IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHANIE HESTER

Join the author of Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green for a conversation about his new novel The Bone Clocks.

Mitchell is a force. He is the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature prizes, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2003, he was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

Mitchell’s latest novel The Bone Clocks was released late last year to high critical praise and has earned him yet another nomination for the Man Booker Prize, 2014.

“David Mitchell is a superb storyteller. He has an extraordinary facility with narrative: he can get a narrative rolling along faster than most writers, so that it is filled with its own mobile life” The New Yorker

Read more about the novel here

Elder Hall | Mon 18 May | 6.30pm | BUY NOW

 

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“THE BRAIN’S WAY OF HEALING”

NORMAN DOIDGE IN CONVERSATION WITH ROY ECCLESTON

Hear Norman Doidge, author of the best-selling The Brain That Changes Itself in conversation about the frontiers of neuroplasticity.

His pioneering first book has sold over one million copies worldwide and is paving the way to a deeper and more powerful understanding of our brain and how we operate as human beings. Read more about his new book, which explores his theory of neuroplasticity here.

“Brilliant and highly original. Neurology used to be considered a depressing discipline with patients often displaying fascinating but essentially untreatable symptoms and disabilities. Drawing on the last three decades of research, Doidge challenges this view, using vivid portraits of patients and their physicians. The book is a treasure-trove of the author’s own deep insights and a clear bright light of optimism shines through every page.” V.S.Ramachandran, MP PhD

Do not miss seeing one of modern day’s most influential brain scientists talk in this once-off event for Adelaide.

Adelaide Town Hall | Mon 25 May | 6.30pm | BUY NOW